Trip reports

Visit to LWT Gibraltar Point

Visit to LWT Gibraltar Point
Greenshank Creek (Photo: Peter Berrill)

Sunday, 18 October 2009

From the watchpoint many redshank and shelduck could be seen feeding on the salt marsh. In the distance, skeins of pink-footed geese flew south and many skylarks passed overhead calling and singing continuously.

A merlin perched in the top of a bush behind the East Dunes giving everyone good views until disturbed by a fellow birdwatcher coming the other way.
Lunch was taken on the beach next to Greenshank Creek where we were informed we had just missed a shorelark by minutes. After vacating our picnic spot we also missed the two snow bunting that settled there!

We did however see a brambling hanging upside down in a mist net until released by the ringer.

Calling in Jackson's Hide on the way to miss the yellow-browed warbler, a jack snipe was spotted bobbing on the edge of the farthest pool. Incidentally, seconds after leaving the hide two avocets appeared from behind one of the islands.

From Lill's Hut, brent geese could be seen feeding along with curlew and little egret.

Peter and Lesley Berrill