01 January 2017 Maiden Lane and Normandy

Duncan in his capacity as '12th man' (to quote Brian) or self-styled 'super sub' led the New Year's Day walk starting at Maiden Lane at 10.00. There were six starters including two non-members.

Although there were low grey clouds, it remained dry for the duration of the walk. It was spring tides with high water at 12.40.

We were able to count 48 species, the most noteworthy being a Peregrine, five Avocets, a Greenshank, three Goldeneyes (including one drake) and four Spotted Redshanks. Another highlight was being able to enjoy really close up views of a Kingfisher. There were very good numbers of Pintail, Wigeon, Shelduck and Curlew.

Spotted Redshanks
A most enjoyable and rewarding start to the year.