Monday 9 April 2012

Druridge Foam Party

The title of this post might increase my stats?

The strong easterlies over the last few days combined with a huge tide on Saturday created an influx of foam onto the beach at Druridge. The high tide pushed the foam into where the Dunbar Burn runs out, creating this strange lava-flow like mass of foam.

No influx of migrants though. I am still waiting eagerly for a puffin, willow warbler or wheatear. Saturday brought little else of note, the short-eared owl was still patrolling the Budge fields and there were at least ten sandwich terns fishing in the bay.

Today was WeBS count day. Household chores meant an afternoon count. Highlights included a pair of pintail still, 13 shoveler and 15 gadwall. Teal are still present in reasonable numbers, 69, but the wigeon have gone bar a single bird. There is quite a bit of mud on the Budge fields, hopefully it might pull some good waders in over the next few weeks.

Just off the patch, a male marsh harrier was near East Chevington.


abbey meadows said...

I was at Cresswell beach yesterday morning doing my botanic square and the upper tideline was similarly covered in foam.

Unknown said...

I thnk uts realy beautiful