Sunday, 6 February 2011

Even fewer birds were seen today as the wind continues to blow strong from the south. Eight Fulmars, seven Kittiwakes and eighty Razorbills avoided the huge breaking waves along the south end coast on their way south whilst eighteen Black headed Gulls were with the Herring Gull flock. The extreme high tide provided good conditions to count all the waders that had gathered around either side of the narrows; ninety Oystercatchers, five Purple Sandpipers, a Whimbrel, 58 Curlews, thirty seven Redshanks and sixty Turnstones were the totals. A Kestrel and three Woodpigeons sheltered inland.

Oystercatchers, Redshanks and Turnstones dodged the waves as they fed on Solfach.
Pictures (c) Ben Porter

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