Friday, 19 August 2011

Instow to Isley marsh at high tide (9.45 -11.00)

A single little Owl was showing well in the open barn and there were around 100 Oystercatcher on the black rocks at Instow.  Just a few Dunlin, Knot and Ringed Plovers on the small beach between the Instow Jetty and the old Power station water outlet, what birds there was were put up by a steady stream of dogs, a few owner's were even throwing balls into the water for the dogs to go and retrieve, I guess this was just to make sure that all the birds were disturbed !!!!. I counted just 8 Little Egret roosting on Isley Marsh together with a few Curlew.   I did manage to get a few snaps in between dodging the dogs..