Monday, 13 April 2009
Yesterday I went for a walk along part of the Tarka trail (also a section of the South West coastal path) for a few miles and took some photos of the estuary on one side and mixed scrub, fields, marsh etc. on the other.
The Taw estuary.
The path is quite busy with lots of cyclists and walkers.
A stream going into the estuary.
Lots of birds on the mudflats. These were mainly gulls - Herring and Lesser Black Backs with lots of juveniles.
This was flock of crows on a sandbank with the gulls in the distance. They were definately crows, not rooks as I photographed some in a tree that were about to join the rest.
These shelduck were probably the closest - there were quite a few of them. Most of the othe birds were much farther out on the estuary.