The juvenile buff-breasted sandpiper that turned up at Hesketh Out Marsh on Sunday is still there and showing well this morning. Best views are by the large tree trunks on the top of the sea wall.
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The big ‘spring’ tides of the autumn blow in again soon (seasons can get confusing can't they!) and the birds are even more mobile than usual.
On the September spring tides our Marshside guided walk participants enjoyed some great close-up views of knots and dunlins out on the estuary. I wonder if the bird in the photo was just too tired to fly away after its incredible journey from perhaps as far away as Greenland? Or is it because these birds don’t see humans as a threat - perhaps they have never seen one before? Either way it makes for great views and a photographer’s dream!
Our Hesketh Out Marsh guided-walkers were lucky to see a young spoonbill circling them for some time. The young marsh harriers have also been popping up everywhere but especially at Hesketh where there have been 3 together recently. There are at least 40 little egrets about and they have been joined by a great white egret recently. The bright sunny spells are still tempting migrant hawker dragonflies and small tortoiseshells and red admirals to fly too. Perhaps it is still not too late for an ‘Indian summer’?
Why not join one of our big tide walks coming up on the 16th and 17th October?