Wednesday, 29 December 2021

Ferry Bridge Visit - Rough Weather

Visiting Ferry Bridge waters Weymouth is not the best place to be when the wind is blowing sea spray over the pebble bank at speeds up to 50mph. However at this time of year you do find a good number of waders and geese of one kind or another feeding as the tide subsides.

There were six Bar-tailed Godwit standing fairly motionless at the edge of the water. 
Sleep was the only thing on their minds at this time.




Two Dunlin were observed feeding in the same area.





A small flock of Brent Geese were grazing on the bank between the Ferry Bridge waters and the Sea.


Occasionally they would get disturbed by people out for a windy walk.


Brent Geese found the conditions rough and swimming in the wind blown water wasn't easy.



The two Dunlin aside (already mentioned), there was a large flock of Dunlin that frequented two edges of the reseeding tide. About every few minutes they would take to the air, fly around and either land in the same area or at the other preferred area. 
This presented some distant flight shots, when it was possible to stand up against the wind that is.









At one stage a car on the main road back fired and everything took to the air..........


.............only to land again.

10 comments:

  1. Seems you had some sunshine, at least.

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  2. Lovely shots of the Dunlin in flight. I must admit that no weather annoys me quite as much as strong winds; probably because it makes my eyes water so much and peering through the bins becomes difficult for me.

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  3. Miten upeat linnut! Toivottavasti ne tulee pian takaisin tänne;-) Hyvää uutta vuotta!

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    1. Kiitos Anne.
      Kyllä niitä tulee olemaan. :-)

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  4. Hi Roy,
    Great Post!
    Regards,
    Maria

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