Its worth a visit

A morning at Tanji Beach 22/03/13 (Highlights).

26/03/2013 12:49

Very noticeable this morning not an Osprey in sight.The whole beach had an end of season look about it somehow.

However what a surprise in the shallows around the fishing fleet.28 Greater White Pelicans of all ages in groups of 5/6 mainly and gradually moving out and taking off to the East.Great chance for pictures.Also a party of 163 Pink Backed Pelicans came over briefly but continued South.Bar tailed Godwits and Turnstones in only a handfull of numbers but giving great chance for pictures especially the bar Tails.Only one Commom Sandpiper on the inner lagoon but a good flock of 87 Cattle Egrets waiting for the tide to come.

A count of the Tern numbers some 285 Caspian Terns,73 Royal Terns,c300 Grey headed gulls,c220 Slender Billed gulls.A high percentage of immature Gulls and a interesting mix of the Greater and Lesser Black backed gulls of wwhich some detailed analysis later.On the beach no flava or alba wagtails but 63 Sanderling,85 Turnstone,5 Whimbrel but only 4 Bar Tailed Godwits.2 Spurr Winged Plover.

Bought a load of great fish from the adjoining fish market for just a couple of quid.Cant wait to get stuck into the cooking,