The team here at Havergate had a great weekend running the Spoonbill event on the 2nd and 3rd August. The sun continued to shine both days and the boat was full on all trips with first timers to the island and a few returning visitors.
Thankfully, the iconic Spoonbills were in attendance doing what they do best on Havergate - sleeping! However, that was fine, we managed to set the scope up on them and let visitors have a look. There were plenty of other waders feeding in the lagoons including redshank, dunlin and avocet as well as common terns with young chicks on the scrape in front of North Hide. Here are a couple of photos taken on Sunday by Daniel Nickells.
The RSPB run several events on the island throughout the year, the next event running this weekend on the 16th 17th and 18th August is the Havergate Adventure. Details of which can be found here: http://www.rspb.org.uk/events/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-369383
When heading out to the Island this week to do some preparation for the Havergate adventure weekend we had a real treat of seeing a harbour porpoise who was feeding at high tide. Maybe he will show up for some lucky visitors this weekend!?
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