Thursday, February 26, 2009

Birding - 26/02/09

The weather was bloody terrible today, rain and wind from the south-west. Did get out for an hour and a half though with Mrs B and Number 3 - we got soaked and gave up when we ran out of things to dry the optics with. We headed for Torekov and birded the rev (small peninsula), one of my favourite hangouts. Despite the awful weather, there was still a spring feel birdwise. Shelduck numbers had built to a respectable 13. Nine oystercatchers were the first on the patch this year. The wintering flock of purple sandpipers numbered 14 today and were accompanied by four dunlin. Eleven tough little redwings fed out on the rotting seaweed along the beach. Finding anything else was beyond us though and we headed home.

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