Saturday, 26 May 2012

Thurlestone Marsh

Have been away this week on grandparenting duties- there is nothing worse than being 200 + miles away when news comes through of a patch first ( and also a year tick )  The prayer mats were out in Berkshire- managed to get away at 15.00 and arrived back on site at 18.30- quick scan over the Marsh no sign, by 18.50 success good views of the GREAT WHITE EGRET- by 19.45 it became a garden tick . 

Went over to Yarmer Beach to find the superb summer plumaged KNOT ( first time on the beach at this time of the year) also 8 Whimbrel, 5 Sanderling ,3 Turnstone , 1 Bar Tailed Godwit .

A nice story about the Egret, Harry & June Huggins have been watching this patch for more than 30 years how appropriate that it was June who couln't believe her eyes at 10.00 on Thurs when she picked up the Egret on the Marsh - over the years they have been rsponsible for quite a number of BB rarities - we have something to live up to , Many congratulations June