Trip reports

Whiteness Head

male stonechat perched on bramble

Thursday, 9 October 2014

It was a beautiful warm autumn morning, there was very little wind and the sea was calm. A flock of linnets, lots of robins and a few stonechats were among the gorse bushes. A flock of pink-footed geese flew overhead. As we walked along the tide was coming in flooding the salt marsh and bringing many ducks and waders including wigeon,teal, mallard, curlews,dunlin, ringed plover, redshank, oystercatcher, a small flock of black-tailed godwits and two golden plover. We walked as far as the salmon bothy and ate our picnic overlooking the sea, watching red-breasted mergansers, eiders, common scoter and a red throated diver.
We returned along the shingle bank as the salt marsh was still flooded due to the very high tide and added turnstone, kestrel and one wheatear to the list.