Wednesday, 23 October 2013


Glyn Evans found this obliging common seal along the Pyefleet Channel posing for him as this photo was being taken on Monday 21st. A good selection of birds were seen by Glyn, his dad and Martin Elsey during their wetland bird survey, with some of his photos shown here.

A couple of dark-bellied brent geese in flight past the Island.

Part of the big flock of 280 avocets counted during the walk along the Pyefleet.

A single ruff was seen in the park's grazing fields along with a record count of 1200 black-tailed godwits during the high tide roost.

This juvenile grey heron has been a regular visitor to the park's grazing fields over the last month. It's also been seen recently stalking the pond in Bromans Lane as the traffic passes close-by.

The last of the wheatears are trickling through on their autumn passage with just two seen along the north side of the Island. A third bird was on the seawall near the Point at the end of the afternoon.
Other birds noted included common tern, short-eared owl, 13 Mediterranean gulls, 3 house martins and 3 swallows.

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