Sadly I couldnt find the Snow bunting flock on the dunes. The Resisdent Ruff was present on the Fitties as usual
Started the morning at the pier to try tick some waders off my year list Managed Black and Bar tailed godwits, Turnstone, Oystercatcher, Redshank, Knot, and Curlew.
I then Went to the boating lake to focus a bit more on photography my focus like many times at the boating lakes is diving pochards, I at for an hour and a half and got some fairly good results. All taken at 300mm. No sighn of the Pink-footed Goose thats been around all of 2011.
Whilst out on the dunes I walked over one and disturbed a Short-eared owl that was always flying away from me, the owl quickly gained height and flew in land being mobbed by crows. Just the normal waders and ducks arounf the boating lake and beach, but no sighn of the pink footed goose first time I havent seen it there for over a year.
All in all a very pleasant days birding and photography to
|Pochard with Greylag Geese in the background|