Colin has had two weeks off work, using up his annual leave before the end of the year. It’s been lovely to have him around the house. On Wednesday afternoon we dropped him off at college and then carried on to Fremington Quay.
There were wading birds everywhere, mostly oystercatchers but others as well.
See the tiny white blob in the water in the centre right of the photo? That’s a spoonbill. Unfortunately I didn’t have my binoculars with me, but I watched spoonbills years ago as a teenager and was able to identify it straightaway by it’s distinctive behaviour. They are usually found in SE Europe but are occasionally seen in the UK during the winter months. This one was later joined by two more.
Why walk on the bridge when you can walk on the ledge instead?
So much open space to explore! Aaron and Tabitha needed no second bidding to run free.
While they were down near the channel of water, a large flock of wading birds flew right over their heads, calling noisily. The children watched in awe as they swooped past, following the curve of the water.
Of course they were drawn to the pool of water. Next time I must remember to take wellies so they can explore without worrying about the mud!