Thursday, 2 February 2012

Isley Marsh to Instow oil jetty

11:30 -14:30
Around 100 lapwing in the field opposite the entrance to Isley marsh.
8 Spoonbill on the marsh together with several hundred Curlew. In the Gullies were a lot of Teal (est 150). Counted 12 Little Egret hunched up sheltering from the cold wind on the side of the gullies.
On the foreshore between Isley on the Yelland outfall high tide Roost  there were a large scattering of Dunlin, 2 Barwits,  6 Redshank, a single Grey Plover and a few Oystercatchers.
At the Yellend outfall roost c150 Curlew and a couple of dozen Wigeon in the outfall gully.
On the beach between the outfall and Instow jetty was 7 Sanderling and 4 Blackwits.