Yesterday morning dawned bright, sunny and clear. A wander along Whites Creek was rewarding for the number and varieties of ducks and waders which had arrived in the past few days. Grey Plovers and a single Golden Plover accompanied Dunlin, Knot and Black Tailed Godwits. Wigeon and Teal numbers had increased and a few Pintail were present. Great Crested Grebes were swimming happily in the main channel.
I was just photographing a couple of Turnstones perched on a rock and enjoying the peace and quiet of the place when suddenly every bird took off . To my utter dismay a couple of unleashed dogs raced out across the salt marsh and that was the end of my peaceful photographic session.
A Sparrow Hawk was near the sluice gate with Cettis Warblers singing together with Whitethroats and Willow/Chiffs.
Today was a little less sunny but nevertheless very pleasant. Again I was along Whites Creek at about 10 past 9 admiring the ducks and waders when again they all suddenly took off. My immediate thought was dog disturbance again. How wrong I was! An Osprey was being escorted along the Creek towards the harbour entrance by Corvids! I wasn't quite quick enough with the camera but managed a few rear view shots.