At lunchtime, I went seawatching.
Just read that again. At lunchtime. I. Went. Seawatching. In my short break from gainful employ, I am able to spend a signifcant amount of time standing by the sea watching birds. What a drag.
And in this short period of time, I was able to notch up another four patch ticks and this is reflected in the updated list. That was the candy/baby reference by the way. I even saw what could be considered a common species when 4 Mallard popped over. With ticks new birds being picked up at this rate, and the encouraging comment from Mr Gilroy, this patch is showing a hell of a lot of promise.
But it’s not all about getting a big list kids, it’s about the whole. Probably the most interesting thing today was the waves of Cormorants coming off the sea, occasionally in rag-tag groups, some in lines and some in V shaped skeins. All of them advancing in front of a heavy hail shower that too was coming off the sea. They all seemed to be flying to the same area. Probably Breydon for a bit of shelter.
Tomorrow the onshore winds are stronger and the precipitation lighter.
What a drag.