One of my most enjoyable days ever, birdwise and a great day out.
We cycled to the end of the beach road at Wells this morning.
The mist had arrived and it was proving reluctant to shift.
A pond here had Little Grebe and a Tufted Duck (I believe).
We had a walk through the pine woods there part of the Holkam Hall estate and out onto the mist beach.
After having a butty on the beach we walked back and were rewarded with a real bonus of a Wheatear.
Shortly afterwards the mist disappeared and the day turned into another scorcher.
The tide turned and the siren sounded to get people off the dodgy part of the beach.
The water is a bit dodgy here, and it is possible to be at the wrong side of the channel and stranded.
Anyhow, we were on the safe bit, and as the fog lifted and the water level changed, the birds came into view.
It is a stunningly beautiful place here and a nice cafe to boot.
There were many waders, Redshank, 100'sOystercatcher and a real bonus with 2 Brent Geese (that I guess are early arrivers).
They were head-on and I'd written them off as Mallard. It was Sue who persuaded me to take another look, and as they moved the true ID came into view.
Curlew, Lapwing, Turnstone, Ringed Plover, Teal, Knot, Black Tailed Godwit.
Then I spotted a 'different' bird in among the Oyks - a Grey Plover and a lifer for me -providing of course that it is one!!
One of my favourites - Wheatear
Turnstone (I believe)6:-
Looking back along the inlet8:-
Black Tailed Godwit9:-
Black Tailed Godwit12:-
The tide comes and the channels starts to fill14:-
The small harbour at the end of Beach Road.17:-
Great Black-backed Gull