Thursday, 28 April 2016
Braving the cold at Kilnsea Wetlands
Yesterday was a beautiful sunny morning but with a freezing cold wind and there was not a huge amount around. Best of the few were about 28 avocets and apart from about a dozen Redshank, very little else. However these beautiful birds made the visit worthwhile.
On leaving the hide I literally almost walked in to a Short Eared Owl. I had seen it earlier at a distance but as I walked along the path near the bank it flew out at head height when I was only about a yard away. I don't know who was the more surprised.
On the way home the weather changed for the worst but not before I came across this beautiful Yellowhammer. There seem to be more around than usual this year.