An absolutely freezing cold day spent on the north coast of France, both east and west of Callais. The temperature must have been in the minus all day, and 5 layers was not enough. The main point of interest was meant to be around Dunkirk, but seabirds were limited, so thankfully the last stop of the day proved to be a good plan, and the Foret De Guines was well worth the extra mileage.
Leader - Chris Lowmass
Total Bird Species - 82
Cost of trip - £47 altogether!!
Loom Plage - Scaup 1 drk.
Dunkirk Channel - Slavonian Grebe 5, Black-necked Grebe 1, Goldeneye 7, Snow Bunting 2.
Platier D'oye - Hen Harrier
Foret de Guines - Crested Tit 4, Short-toed Treecreeper 1, Firecrest 1, Marsh Tit 2, Siskin 3.
The 'pictureseque' Dunkirk