Friday, 22 February 2008

and so it begins....

Before I even get started I must add that I hate the wind!!!
I went to ST. Mary's yesterday to try and get some photos of the Water Pipit that has been seen here recently as well as having a look for some winter visitors on the Wetland.
Although I achieved what I set out to do I still feel disappointed because there was nothing of great interest on the wetland and the pictures that I took are out of focus and too far away to see any detail. I blame the wind!!!
Also the tide was in so I couldn't even go onto the island, a very frustrating day.
All that I managed to see on the Wetland was 1 Mute Swan, 5 Mallards, 3 Wigeon, 8 Teal, 1 Greater Black Backed Gull, 50+ Black Headed Gull and 70+ Starling and still no Water Rail!!!
On the rocks opposite the car park there were 6 Greater Black Backed Gull, 50+ Turnstone, 1 Redshank, 2 Lapwing and 1 Water Pipit.
Nothing exciting in the car park either as there was only 50+ Black Headed Gull and 2 Common Gull.
The only other interesting sighting was a Juv GBB Gull killing a Black Headed Gull and then dropping it repeatedly into the sea.

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