salt marsh

March views

Sketches for the March book . . .

4th March. The tide is out and the muddy edge of the salt marsh is clearly visible. IMG_1754

salt marsh

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 . . .

IMG_1676. . . and creating a muted tapestry at Battery Point.


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