Sunday, 6 March 2011

Smew & little else...


A late afternoon trip up the coast resulted in little of note for Druridge Bay: no sign of the smew pair at QEII, but success at Druridge Bay Country Park ~ the pair were picked up quite easily from the water sport car park. Photographically too distant, so it's a record shot of the smart drake...

West Hartford was showing signs of sprint - 11 oystercatcher, 3 curlew and two pairs of shelduck.

There could be sand martin by the month end!

4 comments:

Ipin said...

Stunner! wish they'd flown south rather than north :-(

When I first started working at DBCP smew were there most winters....

Stu said...

Nice one, I see Smew quite a lot but they are so damn skittish......

John Malloy said...

Yes Ipin, Hadston as it was then referred to used to get numbers of smew - into the double figures in the 80s!

Stu - don't worry, these are skittish too!

Kah-Wai Lin said...

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Kah Wai
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