|Tanker tied up at Tetney Monobuoy.|
Monday, 3 November 2014
Autumn at Horsehoe Point
I needed to do some retakes for my photography degree so a trip to Horseshoe Point on the Humber Estuary was in order. Picking up Jet first, we set off, arriving in the car park ready for our lunch which we enjoyed before the walk. It was a beautiful afternoon with a rising tide and a large tanker tied up and offloading at the monobuoy out in the estuary. The bird life had changed shifts since my last visit; gone were the noisy breeding avocets and their place was taken by brent geese and large mixed wader flocks. It was good to see large numbers of starlings and linnets too. Photography over, we began our journey back along the beach enjoying the views of the wader flocks whirling and twisting like smoke as the caught the light; they were being driven off the mudflats by the rising tide, flying up and settling again. The bird of the day, though, was the beautiful short-eared owl which took from in front of us and drifted moth like over the dunes; beautiful.