Thursday, 15 August 2013

Feeling Flat

Feels a bit stagnant out there at the moment - wherever you are it just feels flat; the marshes, bush bashing, sea watching. It does make you question why you're bothering but you just gota keep trying. After all yesterday was 'Audouin's Day' (the sixth anniversary!).

Have been up Beer Head the last two mornings, VERY early this morning in fact!  I was there for sun rise, although didn't stay long as there was clearly nothing happening.  Mind you, it felt the same the previous morning but I netted a Beer Head tick when a Goosander flew west just offshore behind two Mallard...

Proof....just about!

Luckily better views were had about five minutes later when the Goosander flew back east on its own, over Beer Head heading for the Estuary. 

After my shortened Beer Head visit today, a twenty minute sea watch showed a surprising number of Gannets.  There were bloody loads of them, with many blogging but others purposely flying west (some close and large groups) - I counted 168 doing this.  Otherwise I noted just 13 Common Scoter and a Sandwich Tern west.

Hopefully my next blog post title (and post itself!) will be a bit more exciting! 

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