|Curlew in the Bay|
Also kept an eye in the sky, looked promising for a Raptor, none seen though other than 2 Kestrels and a male Sparrowhawk hunting low over the scrub. The foreshore did not turn up hardly any waders, it was low tide, only a single Curlew being seen with 118 Shelduck feeding on the mud with no sign of the Ruddy Shelduck.
Also seen were,
Barn Swallow – 6 going over the river
Common Whitethroat – 1 in bramble
Chiffchaff – 2 in the bushes calling
Common Tern – a minimum of 8 at the Crossness Outfall
Meadow Pipit – 12 over across the river
Skylark – 4 in scrub
Rock Pipit – 1 on the foreshore, 1st of the year
A Southern Hawker was seen by the river along with 4 Migrants as well as 4 Ruddy Darters in the same area.
Also saw the Waverley on a trip down the river, fully loaded, never seen so many people on one boat, reminded me of the Scillonian.
|The Waverley - fully loaded|