Friday, 4 May 2012
Bright Sky Delight
From the Flood I made my way over to the seawall and, sad to say, I had a brief spell of euphoria as the dark grey skies became much brighter grey skies, a simple pleasure and I dread to think to what heights of orgasmic delight I shall reach if we ever see the sun again!
And below, is my view ahead as I walked west along the seawall. To the left are the saltings that stretch out to the tidal Swale, and to the right, the wide reed beds alongside the Delph, or sea wall fleet.
At the end of the sea wall I turned and looked back east towards Shellness Hamlet in the far distance and took the photograph below to illustrate the Delph fleet that lies alongside and floods into the reed bed. Part of the reserve's grazing marsh lies alongside too the left.
And lastly, for a change, I'll list what birds species that I saw today as I walked round. It was a quiet day birdwise, ( isn't that's what some bloggers say before posting a great long list) but anyway this is what I saw without going to Shellness and the wader roost.
Gt. Crested Grebe - Little Egret - Grey Heron - Mute Swan - Greylag Goose - Brent Goose - Shelduck - Gadwall - Mallard - Shoveler - Pochard - Tufted Duck - Marsh Harrier - Buzzard - Kestrel - Coot - Oystercatcher - Avocet - Grey Plover - Lapwing - Black-tailed Godwit - Whimbrel - Curlew - Redshank - Common Sandpiper - Black-headed Gull - Herring Gull - Woodpigeon - Barn Owl - Short-eared Owl - Swift - Skylark - Swallow - House Martin - Meadow Pipit - Yellow Wagtail - Wren - Wheatear - Blackbird - Sedge Warbler - Reed Warbler - Whitethroat - Long-tailed Tit - Bearded Tit - Carrion Crow - Starling - Linnet - Reed Bunting.