Looking out from the new hide

29th October 2009, Thursday

The new Steve Denny hide at the W end of the Quarry, opposite Ternery Pool, opened two days ago, and this was the view out this afternoon looking towards Camber. Although the islands and far shore look very distant here, they’re well within binocular range, though with this amount of water a telescope is needed for very small waders and passerines. There’s quite a length of margin much nearer at the left and right sides. Midday to afternoons are best with the sun behind the hide. Waders today were c.100 Lapwings, 20 Golden and 2 Grey Plover, 3 Curlew, a Dunlin and several Redshanks, also a Little Egret, 4 Shoveler and a few Teal and Little Grebes. Early days yet but this hide is sure to turn up a few surprises.