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Bare Prom

Posted by howard 
Bare Prom
February 12, 2018 01:17PM
Boating Pool to Teal bay 10.20 to 11.15
Knot C500
Dunlin 31
Ringed Plover 28
Redshank 56
Turnstone 19
Oystercatcher 300+
Pintail 2 male, 3 female
Wigeon 72
Curlew 151
Black Tailed Godwit 6
Lapwing C350
Black Headed Gull 18
Herring Gull 2 ad, 3 1st/w

Re: Bare Prom
February 15, 2018 06:39PM
Boating Pool 15/02/18 10.20
Ringed Plover 24
Turnstone 11
There was possibly more in the rocks
Knot 1
Wigeon 9
Oystercatcher C300
Black Headed Gull 4
Carrion Crow 2
Herring Gull 1 2nd/CY, 1 3rd/CY

Teal Bay disturbed by a "woman with a camera"
Had to do a quick count as she was creeping out
like a herd of elephants.
Turnstone 28
Redshank 11
Lapwing flock C100
Oystercatcher C60
Wigeon 26


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 16/02/2018 08:17AM by howard.
Re: Bare Prom
February 16, 2018 12:17AM
Date wrong, Jeff.

Same woman disturbed two wader roosts at 11.30 at Bare Pool. She just walked onto each groyne after high tide and the birds just flew away. She was wearing a short padded jacket - bright green. We should speak to her next time we see her.

Jeff B
Re: Bare Prom
February 16, 2018 09:18AM
Two words: flight shots. So easy with modern cameras but you need to shift the birds or wait for Godot. Hopefully when the internet is flooded with millions of perfect flight shots, so your wonderful shot becomes no big deal, the trend will settle down. Providing hides with a pile of bricks you can chuck at things which don't move might help

On a more serious note, this does seem to be a problem mainly affecting a minority of photographers and wader roosts. A bit more education on opportunities as they enter and leave roosts to get flight shots, rather than flushing them during the two hours or so when they otherwise don't move might help

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 16/02/2018 10:07AM by pete marsh.
Re: Bare Prom
February 16, 2018 10:25AM
Also.non-birders want nice nature photos and have no idea of fieldcraft. I suspect this woman was in that category.

Jeff B
Re: Bare Prom
February 16, 2018 11:50AM
I had a photographer walk onto private land and flush 200+ Whooper Swans at Fluke Hall in December!

I asked him why he had done this, and he said" Mute Swans don't fly away" !

Re: Bare Prom
February 16, 2018 02:29PM
The lady I had was there again today, this one was wearing a long black coat.
As I got to her I tried to speak to her, but she just drove of. You could
tell she was not a birder. But never mined.

Todays high lights
Boating pool 10.55
Red-breasted Merganser 2 males, 3 females

Teal Bay11.25
Eider C300 out 95% males
Back at 13.25
Black Tailed Godwit C150 flew through also
Turnstone, Ringed Plover, Dunlin and Redshank flocking in to feed
along the prom to Broadway.

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