Friday, 31 August 2012

West Kilbride and Seamill :: 30 August 2012

Started the day with a trip to Largs Yacht Haven to look around the boats for sale, visit the Chandlery, and decided to have lunch in the reopened Bosun's Table; a perfect way to start any day.

From here we proceeded down to Portencross Beach for a relaxing sit in the sun and a stroll along the waterfront.  On our stroll we spotted a few of the regular birds but also a couple not seen as regularly.  WheatearThe surprise to us this summer is the number of wheatear around the beach.  In the last few years I have maybe seen these once before, but this year they are here in numbers.  Maybe it is something to do with the quantity of seaweed left on the beach which is more than I can remember in previous years.  In addition, we were lucky enough to come across twite; a new addition to my sightings record.

The day's sightings included: housemartin, swallow, rook, carrion crow, lesser black-backed gull, herring gull, black headed gull, sandwich tern, redshank, pied wagtail, white wagtail, cormorant, curlew, ringed plover, dunlin, meadow pipit, twite, wheatear, oystercatcher, gannet, jackdaw and starling.

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