This ended up a pleasant stroll with a few nice birds but when you have a wind that is still from the east you never know.
We got on the island just before daylight and as the tide was due to close the causeway. Quick cup of tea in the half light by the car and then off we headed along the west shore towards the Vicarage, Priory and The Heughs. Lovely views of St Cuthberts Island in the morning sun and of the tightly packed waders moving around with the rising tide. Hundreds of Bar Tailed Godwit and Grey Plover all calling as they lifted and flew up, amazing.
Goldeneye and a few Red Breasted Merganser the only birds on the water.
Past the Vicars Garden, Goldcrest, Fieldfare, Redwing, Chiff Chaff and Goldfinch.
Over The Heughs, past the Priory and down to the harbour. Following the coast around past Lindisfarne Castle.
|Looking back from the east shore|
|Track of The Day, an iconic one, Crooked Lonnen|