Not being a fan of sea watching, (it's done in ridiculous weather and everything is too far away for my liking) I decided after Saturday's gale force Northerlies that battered the Kent coast line, to walk along the tide line at Seasalter on the Sunday and Monday morning, (22nd and 23rd) in the hope that a few wrecked sea birds would be seen close in and easy Camera fodder. Alas, nothing too exciting, in fact very little evidence of any storm preceding my visit . I did see a 50 plus flock of Bar-tailed Godwits and also a flock of 500 + Knot that arrived together and landed to feed on the newly exposed mud left by the receding tide. The Brent Geese numbers are now growing as more wintering birds arrive from the North.
Most of the common waders were seen, Grey and Ringed Plover, Redshank, Turnstone, Dunlin, Curlew and Oyster-catchers as I walked along the beach in the company of Mike Gould who was out looking for the same absent storm wrecked birds that I was.
Most of my time was spent with a small flock of Sanderling, charismatic little wading birds to watch and ideal subjects for the camera.
Just about to upgrade to windows 10, hopefully I will still be able to use the computer after this is completed. Something always seems to go amiss when attempting such manoeuvres.