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29th September 2018 – Lelant Saltings and St Ives

We returned to the Hayle Estuary by taking the train from St Ives just along the most beautiful piece of coast to Lelant Saltings. It was then just a short walk along the road to the Old Quay Inn where good views of the estuary are to be had. By walking just a few more yards along the road we came even closer to the birds, especially teal, curlew, oystercatcher and common redshank.

8B5400DF-719F-4D7C-9F63-EF2FAB870047The Hayle Estuary from beside the Old Quay Inn

We then had lunch in the Old Quay Inn (it would have been rude not too especially as the landlord had been flagged on the web as birder friendly). We then caught the train back to St Ives where it seems we always see turnstone.

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DSCF2089Teal

DSCF2110Oystercatcher

DSCF2197Curlew

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DSCF2207Common redshank 

DSCF2281Wigeon

DSCF2331Little egret

DSCF2283Black-headed gull

DSCF2271Canada geese in flight

DSCF2361Immature gull

DSCF2370Turnstone

Click below for photo gallery from today:

 

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