Taw Estuary

Excellent birding on this evening's exceptionally high tide. Adult Osprey still present and hunting unsuccessfully for 45 minutes plus over a wide area from Heanton to Appledore (record shot below). Returned to its favourite perch at the mouth of the Caen, but got disturbed a couple of times by powerboats. Eventually caught a fair-sized fish at Horsey just before sunset and returned to its perch to eat. Also 200 Curlews, 10 Whimbrels, 21 Greenshank, 6 Common Sands, 2 Yellow Wags, 3 Wheatears, 4 Spoonbills, 36 Little Egrets and a Goosander.

Osprey over the Taw Estuary, 31 Aug 2015

Posted August 31st, 2015 at 10:27 pm by Tim Jones in Bird News