Thursday, January 3, 2008
January 3rd. Low Water. 16.30.
Tide on the turn at 16.45. Birds as expected. 2 or 3 whimbrels, 3 or 4 grey plovers, 2 or 3 egrets. The greenshank that has taken up residence this winter was out feeding in the pools. No sign of small ?sandpipers of some kind I couldn't identify yesterday, but usual scads of Kentish Plovers and Little Ringed plovers, some feeding, most just sitting on the rock the way they do, waiting. A lone turnstone was ferretting on the rocks. The usual gang of terns was on the rocks farthest out. That was much as expected for low water here. The best time is when the tide's on its way out.