Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Gales and high tides churn up wader distribution

Heysham Obs
The post-gale/flood tide 'dust-settling' coincided with Sean's day-long vigil and there were some surprises

Purple Sandpiper - THREE roosting on the wooden jetty
Bar-tailed Godwit - c2,000 on the low tideline
Knot - c20,000
Twite - c50
Med Gull - the usual two adults, one with quite advanced summer head plumage

More later