Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Nice end to the birding year at Wallsea Island

On sunday went out out toWallsea Island for my last days birding on lovely day birding even though at the moment you can only currently walk along the wall quite a few birds out on the estuary with a lots of Redshanks, Ringed Plovers, Dunlins and Lapwing feeding out on the mud. Furthern in and on the inner pools lots of Teal, Gadwall Wigeon and wildfowl with Meadow Pipits and Skylarks in the fields.

Reflecting Redshank
Walking back along the wall in the late afternoon the first of the raptor came in the form of a beautiful Barn which spent some time hunting before landing on a fence post about 50 foot behind a pair of birder who where looking the wrong way!! Further down the wall a Short-eared owl came in off the sea and one of the 6 that spent the rest of the evening hunting or fighting in the fields along with a Ring-tailed Hen harrier whicch flew through before a beatiful Sunset.

Hunting Barn Owl



Hunting SE Owl
Speedy Hen Harrier
Beautiful sunset

No comments:

Post a Comment