Saturday, 3 September 2011

Instow btwn Cricket Ground and fuel jetty

07:30 - 09:05

What started as a brilliant morning soon deteriorated as the dogs and owners arrived.

43 Pied Wagtail on the cricket ground.

Beach between the cricket ground and fuel jetty.
The beach was alive with waders picking through the seaweed etc at the top of the beach.

137 Sanderling; 113 Turnstone; c150 Dunlin ; 97 Ringed Plover; 1 Redshank; 4 Little Egret;
2 Little Stint; 3 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Knot.
There were so many waders running about like clockwork oranges, it was hard to count them.

17 Mediterranean Gull including Belgian ringed bird 33L9. This bird was ringed on 26/05/2005. Also 2 other ringed birds, 1 believed French and 1 Polish but unable to read rings due to constant disturbance by dogs and owners. One owner actively encouraged his dog to chase the birds. He soon felt the edge of my tongue.

09:05 16 dogs and only 10 humans. Surely the Govt ought to reconsider the Dog Licence at £100/animal. We`d soon have the Debt under control with 30million+ dogs in the country!