Gibraltar Point

26th-28th September 2008

Twenty five members of the club travelled to Gibraltar Point in Lincolnshire for the clubs 21st visit to this excellent bird observatory.  Good numbers of commoner species were seen and a few scarcer birds including a Yellow-browed Warbler.  The weekend was very enjoyable and the photos below pick out just a few of the sights.

One of the spectacles of the trip was this huge flock of Knot which did a fly past during a dawn seawatch.  It was estimated that the flock contained approximately 30,000 birds.

A typical seawatchs at Gibraltar Point

The impressive extension to man made Tennyson Sands, which is part of the reserve.

A migrant Wheatear was hiding just behind the sand dunes


A Grey Plover on The Lagoon

On of several Black-tailed Godwits seen at close range in the fog.

Many birds don't seem to like the Sea Buckthorn which covers much of the reserve.  This Moorhen climbed into the bush to get a good meal.

This was one of several Goldcrests trapped, ringed and released by the local ringing group.

The field centre

Link to Gibraltar Point Website

Link to 2002 Trip Report

All photos copyright Jim Rose, Dave Ferguson, Martin Ansley and Ian Lee