Cool wind blowing, but nice enough for a walk along the beach by Fairhaven Lake.
Reed buntings in full song; wheatears flitting in and out of the dunes; lots of unidentifiable little brown speckly birds, egrets, herons, swifts and swallows. Hopeless snapshots though, as all potential subjects move too fast!
Colourful plant life in the dunes becomes the snapshot project of the day. Plants don’t move about quite as quickly as bird life, unless there’s a vigorous sea breeze blowing.
It’s amazing how many tiny plants thrive in the nooks and crannies of the concrete sea defences. But, for me, like those brown speckly birds, wildflowers are impossible to identify, even with the help of my Collins Complete British Wildlife Photoguide. Navelwort, Biting Stonecrop, Common Bird’s-Foot-Trefoil, Mouse-Ear Hawkweed – a flower-fest of wonderful names.
Whatever they are, they look lovely!