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10 Sep 2018

Building tides

Dumbles over high tide

210 Curlew roosted and fed in the grassland over high tide with 198 Barnacle Geese and 180+ Greylag Geese. Along the foreshore as the tide rose were 211 Shelduck (96 juveniles, a good breeding season), 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Avocet, 22 Ringed Plover flew past. A Marsh Harrier hunted over the area.

Tack Piece

Flocks of Yellow Wagtails among the cattle + 110 Teal, 2 juvenile Ruff and 2 Spotted Redshank.

Rushy Hide

Juvenile Little-ringed Plover, 5 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Ruff, 2 Redshank, 40 Teal and Grey Wagtail.

South Lake

15 Ruff, 34 Redshank, 1 Avocet, 60 Lapwing, 20 Shoveler, 50 Teal.

Top New Piece

3 Snipe, 200 Teal and 40 Lapwing.

Bottom New Piece

150 Teal, 1 Ruff, 110 Lapwing.