Monday, September 1, 2014

Mullens

I was lucky enough to enjoy a walk in perfect weather for a couple of mornings last week at Mullens. I really enjoy this place because there are so few people and such wide open spaces. The first morning the tide was quite high.

The next morning I was down there the tide was not quite as high  -  but the water was very still again.

At this time of year the sand flats are almost empty. In a month or so there will be migratory shorebirds probing for food in all the shallow puddles. All that I could see right now were Eastern Curlews in the distance or else flying off well before I got near them. I have found it is only possible to get near an Eastern Curlew when it is surrounded by other migratory shorebirds. I think the ones I saw that morning might be early migrants that have returned from the northern hemisphere.

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24 comments:

  1. such neat birds! i really liked the top shot with the trees in the water.

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  2. Wonderful shots of the birds in a nice place.

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  3. That looks the perfect spot for an early morning walk.

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  4. Good shot of the light twinkling on the water Mick. You're one after my own heart - the less people about when birding, the better it is. That Curlew looks to be in heavy adult moult.

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  5. Wonderful photography of a beautiful and tranquil place for OWT ~ Am not a birder but would be exciting to see!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  6. Great photos. It looks like you have quite a tidal range difference high and low tides. All the best, Bonny

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  7. Beautiful photos, and what a lovely place for a morning walk.

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  8. What a lovely place to walk, Mick!! And such beautiful, peaceful captures for the day!! And, of course, I love the birds!! Hope you have a great week ahead! Enjoy!

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  9. you are probably right about early migrates. Some brids dissappeared early from us. I think it was a too warm and dry summer for them.

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  10. Wonderful photos, I know curlews as very shy birds keeping a high escape distance.

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  11. Looks like a lovely place to be, some great shots here.

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  12. Great shots - love that last one!

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  13. All wonderful shots - glad I stopped by!
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  14. They are great photos. It looks a bit bigger than our Curlews.

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  15. What a wonderful place for a walk. It's interesting to see the landscape change with the tide. It's a phenomenon we don't have in Finland.

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  16. Looks like a lovely place. I like that last shot of the Curlew in flight, wings almost brushing the surface.

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  17. Beautiful shots Mick. Love the first one and am impressed you your flight shots.

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  18. Beautiful photos of a beautiful place! The Eastern Curlew in silhouette is such a nice shot, and I love him skimming over the water.

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  19. Interesting to see the landscape changes! It's a beautiful place, and you got some lovely shots of the Eastern Curlew.

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  20. I only ever see photos close up of the Curlew, these were great!

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  21. Lovely photos of a perfect coastal environment, the birds will be there soon!

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  22. Nice shots - I think it may be time for me to go and check some of my local waders spots to see if much has come back yet.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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