About 18 participants came along and my colleague Ellie made sure that we didn't lose anyone along the way. I think I was allowed to lose up to 10 per cent of them.
We had three hours and I took them on what would be a normal walk around the patch for me. We had to be done by midday so I could get to the football on time so we didn't have time for a seawatch.
|And in the round window...|
Five whooper swans were in the front field.
|Four of the five whooper swans|
Onward to the Oddie hide. There wasn't much to see on the big pool, a couple of goldeneye and little grebes were nice, so we made our way north to the dunes along the coal road. before we got there a huge flock of pink-footed geese came south, well over 1000. A lot kept going bu hundreds landed in the fields west of the road.
|Some of the pink-feet heading south|
|The group enjoying the peregrine on a post|
I made it to the match on time. Maybe I should've just stayed at Druridge?
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