Beach Reserve

14th March 2012, Wednesday

Lots around at day break, 140+ Curlew were roosting around the Flat Beach\New Saltmarsh area, 14 Avocet and 2 Black-tailed Godwit were busy feeding at the Wader Pool, at Ternery Pool 100+ roosting Sandwich Tern were joined by 31 Knot, 5 Ruff and 70 Golden Plover. From the Denny Hide the Spotted Redshank showed well and the network of new islands  provided roosting sites for 60 Oystercatcher and many Black-headed and Mediterranean Gulls. The ever present Merlin showed well again near the Old Life Boat House and was joined this morning by a Peregrine that of course created havoc with all the roosting birds.