As you know, autumn's probably the most exciting times for birdwatching, especially on the Wash. So I'm not phased that August's flown by as I'm looking forward to seeing what the next few months bring to the reserve (not too much wind and rain please).
Here's a quick rundown of the highlights for this week:
Red necked phalarope - still showing well on the scrapesRuddy shelduck - on the reedbed today (Friday)Yellow wagtail - in front of 360 Hide this weekCurlew sandpiper - showing on the scrapes all weekBlack necked grebe - back on the scrapes after a brief sojourn on the wet grasslandBlack tailed godwit - 2000+ on the reedbed and scrapesMerlin - hunting over the saltmarsh and wet grasslandWheatear - down the path towards the sea wall and various places around the trailsKingfisher - this is a rare visitor for us and they don't often stay long, but one was spotted in the ditches by East Hide today
Saturday - 07.08 @ 7.80m and 19.46 @ 7.39mSunday - 07.45 @ 7.89m and 20.19 @ 7.36m
It's a high tide, and that means a High Tide Walk at Freiston Shore. 7am - 9 am with Graham the warden and there are still places available so call 01205 724678 to book.
Image by Andy Hay (rspb-images.com)Weekend weather
SaturdayCloudy and cooler in the morning with wind increasing towards the evening but clearing the clouds. Sunshine and highs of 22 degrees in the late afternoon.
SundayCloudy and a little cooler but with lighter winds. Highs of 21 degrees in the late afternoon and little chance of showers.
Have a great weekend.