Trip reports

Breydon Water August 25th

Breydon Water August 25th
Pat Chilvers

Thursday, 25 August 2016

There was a lovely cooling breeze coming off the water and the tide was ebbing during the trip, exposing the mud, but unfortunately the number of birds seen did not match these perfect conditions. We were expecting a good variety of wading birds at this time of year but the only ones observed were redshanks (probably hundreds), curlews, a good number of bar-tailed godwits, little egrets and a very large but distant flock of avocets. Quite a few swallows and house martins were moving south and as expected cormorants, carrion crows, great black-backed gulls, wood pigeons and starlings were seen. The highlight though was a peregrine which put up many of the waders as it dived amongst them searching unsuccessfully for a meal. Thanks to Pat Newman for leading us, and despite the lack of birds we enjoyed the walk along this lovely estuary.

David Jeffries