Trip reports

RSPB MINSMERE 0CTOBER15

Calling redshank in meadow

Thursday, 15 October 2015

We started by walking through the permissive path to the North wall but all was quiet. We reached the East hide only to find there was very little room as 3 other groups had all chosen to come on the same day. There were lots of teal and wigeon mixed with avocets, mallard and shoveler. However just as we left 2 spotted redshanks flew in. Leaving the hide, I could hear goldcrests calling in the bushes. We then found many more creeping around the gorse bushes behind the shore finding spiders etc. They were very approachable and ignored the human watchers as they needed to feed up after their long flights here. It was much the same at South hide, nothing we hadn't already seen. It began to rain so I called it a day. We didn't stop at West hide as a digger was there meaning no birds. Howard and Sue did see a snipe.

Daphne Hayward