Several Cormorants on the middle island and loads of gulls. Several Little Egrets again but no sign of any Little Grebes today - I expect they've moved on.
In addition to the two Snow Buntings that are still about, there's a reported Black Redstart Whilst it had been seen earlier that morning by another birder it still remained elusive to me.
When I got out of the car a Kestrel was hovering high overhead. I grabbed the camera just as a gull appeared and a mid-air fight took place. In the end the gull gave up and the kestrel eventually came back - alighting, very briefly on a post not that far away.
|The sign reads "It is an offence not to clean up after|
I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions about
treatment for birds ;)
I sat and watched the Snow Buntings for a while. Being a Monday I mostly had the beach to myself and only 2 dog walkers this time!
On my way back I came down from the bank and path that divides the sea from the lagoon and walked along the edge of the lagoon. There were 2 Little Egrets together at one point.
and I managed some pictures of the lagoon itself.
These two are taken from the eastern end looking west. The lagoon is split by a walkway into two parts; the first picture representing the first part.
and finally looking eastwards back towards the car park and where I started my walk.
A very pleasant walk in the sunshine... and is it really January??
I expect I shall be returning over the coming months but I would guess that the winter/spring will produce more birds than summer. Equally, the car park is free in winter but, not illogically, as it is a holiday resort, charges apply in the summer months!