Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Knot a lot

Yes, a lot of Knot and a lot of other waders in a mixed mass of at least 10,000 seen distantly on Middleton Sands.  I'll leave Garry to sort them out on Sunday's WeBS count!

Ocean Edge
500 Dunlin flew to Ocean Edge to escape 3 huge dogs frolicking along the water's edge at Middleton Sands. In amongst the Dunlin was a lone Sanderling.
3 Little Egrets appeared late afternoon in the saltmarsh channels.
An adult Mediterranean Gull flew over.
At 15:05hrs a flock of 70 Pink-footed Geese flew south.

Little Gull - adult seaward end Heysham One & 'adult type' (probably 2CY minus dark tips to primaries as per underwing tone) inner end of Heysham 2 late afternoon
Mediterranean Gull - 2 adults and 1 x 1CY

One in the bush by "Gate 38" - first record of Goldcrest for SD35Z?!