Sketches for the March book . . .
4th March. The tide is out and the muddy edge of the salt marsh is clearly visible.
Twice a day the tide comes in and buffets against this ledge, eroding it in places . . .
. . . and laying down sediment elsewhere creating new salt marsh.
On the grassy ledge is a crow – maybe not a universally popular bird with its harsh cawing call but there is a lovely reflected light in its eyes and on its wings and back.
Out on the tidal mud is a sleeping curlew. Even though its characteristic long curved beak is hidden beneath its feathers its outline is unmistakeable.
They make balancing on one leg look so easy!
Having a rest but keeping a wary eye on surroundings.
Then time for probing around in the soft mud looking for worms.
March can be such a gloriously moody month with dramatic heavy skies blowing across the muddy waters of the channel to the Welsh hills . . .
. . . and creating a muted tapestry at Battery Point.
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