I haven't been far this week just down to Seasalter and over to Oare where waders numbers are on the up. At SS a walk on the plots only produced a few whitethroats etc and a few butterflies. On the incoming tide the shingle bank was full of herring, grt b bk. gulls plus three lessers, one of the herring gulls covered in some yellow marking of unknown origin.
Yellow marked Herring gull
An Evening Visit to Seasalter
I visited Oare this afternoon as the weather was good plus the tide was high which put the light in the right position. A thousand blackwits maybe, c.50 dunlin, 2 ruff, 4 curlew sandpipers, 1 wood sandpiper at least, c.200 redshank plus a handful of golden plovers etc. etc.. One clouded yellow flew past the layby Also a bevy of birdographers in the form of Mark Chidwick, Mike Hook, Tim Gutsell and later Steve Ashton plus a couple of unknown's.
Little Grebe Family
Juv. Med Gull spotted by MC
On the way home I called into West Beach at Whitstable and got a couple of shots of the clouded yellows that seem to be all along the coast, even a report of one in Thornden Wood.