Thursday, 15 July 2010

Strong winds combined with big spring tides pushed many of the waders onto the high shore; 6 Redshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 5 Turnstone and the first Purple sandpiper since April-May were on the rocks near Solfach. Over 70 Gannets and 400 Manx shearwaters passed by at sea. In Solfach 8 Black headed gulls and 76 Herring gulls fed at the churned up surface and a single tame Dunlin scuttled along the shore, dodging the waves.

Dunlin (top), Common Sandpiper (2nd down), Turnstone (3rd down) and Purple Sandpiper (4th down)
all pictures (c) Ben Porter

Several Kittiwake passed close by (c) Ben Porter

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