With yet more rain forecast and quite a strong wind I thought I would take a walk along the seawall from the towers to Minnis Bay in the hope that a few birds would be either on the beach or flying over. Armed with flask and waterproofs I made my way down the seawall noting a few birds which included 2 Jay, 1 Redpoll, c800 Chaffinch west in small flocks throughout the morning, c20 Siskin west, 1 Brambling, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Kestrel, 4 Pied Wagtail, 15 Oystercatcher, 10 Skylark, 10 Redshank and 4 Wheatear including a nice showy individual which I saw in the same place the other day. I settled into the seawall and it wandered around a few metres away feeding up and not taking much notice of me. Despite the cloudy skies a few reasonable images were taken.
I carried on down the seawall hoping to find some Shorelark but it seems they may have moved on but I did encounter the faithful 2 Snow Bunting at Plumpudding stables which showed really well as ever feeding a few feet away. I have took a good few hundred shots of these in the last few visits so it was a task to try and get something a little different. Not knowing really what I wanted to get, maybe a wing stretch or something I ended up with a couple of shots that worked out well, especially this one peeping out from the side, a particular favourite I think.
Snow Bunting - Is he still taking photographs or gone yet!
I left them in peace and will no doubt return for more action but noted on the way back were 14 Turnstone, 3 Grey Plover, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Bar tailed Godwit, 43 Lapwing, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 ring tail Hen Harrier near Chambers Wall and 2 Grey Heron. I almost made it back to the car without getting wet but received a brief soaking for my efforts today. Not a bad session with a few nice birds seen and some nice vig mig. Hopefully back out tomorrow, although you've guessed it, more rain is forecast!