Walking down to the Quay from the High Street a female blackcap and a redwing were a nice find in the small park underneath the Tamar bridge while greenfinches, wrens and dunnocks were busily singing away. Spring is coming!
|The Tamar Bridges from the boat|
The tide was very low so we were unable to travel any further upriver than Cargreen so we did not get to the stretch of estuary where we usually see spotted redshanks. Never mind.
Other birds of note were 2 greenshanks, a male red breasted merganser, black and bar tailed godwit, a grey plover, avocets and a male kestrel. Waders were a little thin on the ground but we didn't get to the best stretch of the Tamar for waders .
A lovely day, a good trip but a little disappointing compared to previous Tamar trips and the recent Exe trip.