Tuesday, 13 August 2013

National Moth Night and a Wander Down The Coast

On Sunday morning Graeme B and I went to Howick taking up Stewarts invitation to 
National Moth Night 2013  We only attended the morning session but what an absolutely fascinating session it was.  Read his report of the Night and Day Session  on his blog here
After that we made our way down the coast stopping at several places, first at Boulmer, then on to Foxton Bends where we saw, if my memory serves me right, 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Greenshanks, a Common Sandpiper, a Whimbrel and 80+ Curlew.   We dropped into Amble for Lunch after checking the river where there were lots of waders and ducks and then onto Hauxley where we had some great views of a couple of Little Egrets.  Onto East Chevington, no sign of the Tern reported the day before but plenty of wildlife to hold our attention for about 30mins.  The weather was starting to change as we left Druridge Pools where we shared the hide with the Swallows and by the time we got to Cresswell it was starting to come down heavy but stayed long enough to catch view of Yellow Wagtails, Greenshank and Little Gull.  Then it was time for home after a canny day out.

A couple of the young Shelduck from the 12 on the Estuary at Amble

Little Egrets at Hauxley

and of course a short video

Also at Hauxley there at least 3 broods of Gadwall

At East Chevington Lapwings and Terns were the prominent species

At Druridge we kept to the other side of the hide which the Swallow didn't seem to mind
as it carried the business of feeding the wee ones
 Then time for home

Night Night

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