Thursday, 30 July 2009

Plenty of Pipits

Yesterday evening the rain stopped long enough for us to have a brief look at the Baywatch site.
The Beach Pool had filled up again with a large influx of Herring and Black-headed Gulls adding to the resident wildfowl.
Parking at the top park we watched the Rock Pipits searching the seaweed left behind at high tide. This part of the beach can get rather messy and a pair of wellies is recommended as it is not unusual to sink below the depth of a pair of boots.
With the exception of the Rock Pipits the shoreline was devoid of waders and shorelife with just the usual colony of Gulls scattered along the rocks out at sea.
Walking along the *Gorse Walk* a mixed flock of Greenfinches and Goldfinches dropped down a little way in front of us. Further on close to the Beach Pool Great Tits were darting in and out of the gorse.....this was the first time we have seen them in any numbers so I suppose it was a family or two.
We also tried the Manoa Valley for the Tree Creepers but were out of luck.

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