Monday, 6 February 2012

Like London buses

Just like London buses, you wait ages for one to come along then three turn up all at once! That's what happened today, 5 days of seeing nothing, then it snows to really dampen my chances and then whilst on the dock at Felixstowe on the mouth of the river Orwell, I get sent to the top end to collect my load. This end backs onto a place called Trimley Marshes and is known as Fagbury Point, here the tide was halfway between doing what it was doing (not in or out). I grabbed the bins and looked out across the exposed mudflat and straight away saw a lone Shelduck sifting through the mud, then not 100 yards from that I saw some Avocets (lovely looking bird) and in between them both was a pair of Oystercatchers. If I had stayed there a little bit longer, I would've most probably seen a few more for the list, but time was of the essence and I had to get a move on. Hopefully, I'll get to go up there again soon.
If you ever get a chance to get down there, it's quite a nice walk, Trimley Marshes not Felixstowe docks that is. I hope to get down there sometime this year to do some exploring.
So here's the updated list:

67 Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta TM257350 06/02/2012
68 Shelduck Tadorna tadorna TM257350 06/02/2012
69 Oystercatcher Haernatopus ostralegus TM257350 06/02/2012

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