So on both Saturday and Sunday I walked the full length of the patch.
On Saturday there were some signs of autum. Skylarks were almost constantly overhead and when I checked the plantation I found coal tits and goldcrests - both autumn species on the patch and in the dunes to the north there were five or six dunnocks with at least ten reed buntings feeding in the weedy patches.
On reaching the dunes at the north of the patch, where the reed buntings were still feeding in the weedy bits, I headed for the beach, which was empty - of birds and people until I got to the southern end where this common gull was on it's own and a single carrion crow was mooching about.
|Magpie - Another species I don't often photograph|