Wednesday, 9 January 2013

A Few More for the List

It was lovely to see the sun for a while today. I tried to make the most of it by getting a few more patch bird photos in the bag. I didn't get as many as I'd hoped for, there just isn't that much around at the moment although it was nice to see plenty of waders on the estuary including a flock of seventy-five Dunlin by the tram sheds, the most I've seen for ages, but then again I don't actually look all that often! Most birds were way too distant to photograph but there were a few Godwits reasonably close in at Coronation Corner.

No12. Bar-tailed Godwit

No13. Black-tailed Godwit

I had a look around at the yacht club but it was almost bird-less, probably because they've been doing lots of ground works on the beach car park and the mooring basin. All I managed to photograph was this scabby looking thing...

 No14. Carrion Crow

Then I went to Black Hole Marsh. I'm pretty sure it's the first time I've visited since the Spotted Crake was there in October. I was planning on going to the tower hide to get some nice Gull photos but I spent so long getting there (having stopped twice to chat to other birders) that when I arrived the tide was in!
So I looked on the lagoon instead where there were only a few potential ticks. Teal, Black-headed Gull and Coot were all a bit too distant but I got Little Egret and Shelduck.... There wasn't anything else!

 No15. Little Egret

No16. Shelduck

1 comment:

Wilma said...

Catching up on your posts, finally. Very good photos of the carrion crow and egret. The black and white of it, so to speak. Wishing you a wonderful 2013. cheers, Wilma