Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Thursday, 18 October 2012


East Chevington mouth

Polypody...becoming more widespread in the dunes at East Chevington

Slavonian Grebe on 'Andy's Pec pond'

Began the morning at Ulgham grange. Some damage to the footbridge following recent flooding but the only birds seen were a couple of hundred Pink footed geese flying south. I parked at Druridge and walked to East Chevington along the beach. On the sea were 7 Red throated divers, 1 in summer plumage, 5 Red breasted Mergansers, 2 Common scoter, several Shags and Razorbills. I came back to Druridge along the dunes and on the flooded field north of the main pools was a Slavonian grebe, 5 Curlew and a Greenshank. This is the flooded field where Admc had a Pectoral sandpiper a couple of weeks ago. I don't know what it was feeding on as it was diving frequently. There was a large finch flock in the dunes with Greenfinch, Goldfinch and Linnets.
I had lunch in Cresswell hide where I enjoyed a chat with Roger, Alan, Mike, Ian, Tim and Maurice. Some good birds here with Jack snipe, lots of wildfowl; the best being Common scoter, Scaup and Long tailed duck.


Stewart said...

Its work they want! ;)
3000+ Pinks at Houndalee - Mile Rd this am Nige...

abbey meadows said...

Me in a hide these days is rarer than a Long billed dowitcher..I'm on a weeks holiday this week or I would have been at work Stew.
I think this is the first time I have seen a Slavonian grebe and a cow in the same view!