Next, a wander along the beach to the south where the local Sea Fishermen were just landing the catch,
and securing their boats.
weighing in at 7 and a half Kgs.
Like most I have seen many of these 'joggled concrete block' defences, but for the first time seen the mould. In UK for instance the blocks would be made in factory or yard but here the lads were wiring the sections together ready for the next fill.
and where the Fish Farms were situated.
Some complete with their own stand of Palm Trees,
with even a few bearing Dates.
I have always been fascinated by anything to do with fish, so this area, apart from the likelihood of a few birds, was going to be of particular interest.
Particularly the Bamboo Punts skilfully propelled by the fishermen.
Looking across the terrain, the mountains beyond looked interesting as well but a little too far I fancy.
The birds were there alright, starting with a few Little Egrets already looking like roosting, but nothing new to add to the list.
Great White Egret (which wasn't expecting my visit)plus a decent size flock of small Waders.
and worthy of a 'count' which was over 200. Hands up all those who would like to see 200 Kentish Plover at Ferry Bridge, or even better a
Pacific Golden Plover
these 2 being part of a group of 15. In addition there were 3 Greenshank (only Common unfortunately), a single Green Sandpiper, what looked to be about 50 Black-winged Stilt in flight and very distant (I didn't catch up with these despite a search) plus a lone Grey Plover in flight.