Saturday, 7 May 2016

Cold start to May...

Druridge Bay was cold once again this morning. It never seems to be warm on weekends! It was also quiet except for a good spell at Cresswell Pond early afternoon.

At Cresswell a drake Garganey dropped in before appearing to head into the reeds in the south-west corner. Waders included 5 Ruff (3 very smart males), a Greenshank, a brief Whimbrel, Avocet and lots of Dunlin. 2 Little Gulls dropped in before heading off north to Druridge Pools. Also around the pond were Little Egret, White Wagtail and a singing Grasshopper Warbler at Druridge Pools.

Elsewhere in the bay the Goosander was again at East Chevington along with 5 Red-breasted Mergansers and a Mediterranean Gull flew over Druridge Pools. I missed a Manx Shearwater which my Dad saw flying south past Druridge Pools.

Ruff with a Redshank
Garganey record shot
Also a few photos from last weekend in the wind and rain...

Goosander at Druridge Pools
Tufted Ducks

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