Mersey Birders

Birding the North West

Birders Diary Blog

Curlew Sands 28th july

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 2:25 PM

The growing numbers of Dunlin, have already done the business, by dragging in 2 adult summer moulting into winter Curlew Sandpipers, there have been good numbers being reported coming in on the east coast, and they've finally filtered over to our side.

Ads-w Curlew Sandpiper Seaforth NR 28th July 2013

2 Curlew Sands with Dunlin record shot Seaforth NR 28th July 2013

Ads-w Curlew Sandpiper Seaforth NR 28th July 2013

Two Ringed Plovers were also amongst the big flock, which was still 1000-1100+ of Dunlin, 1000+ Knot, 23 Blackwit, 100 Barwit, 7 Turnstone, 4 Common Sands and 1 Snipe.

Snipe Seaforth NR 28th July 2013

The Med Gull numbers are still going strong with 3 Juv + 2ndw and 4 Adults moulting into winter, an ad Kittiwake did the usual drop in and bathe.

The first Wheatear of the autumn was on the perimeter fence, a female, and a Sand Martin and a few Swifts headed south after a heavy rain storm.

Categories: Seaforth Birding

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

Already a member? Sign In


Site Last Updated

13th Jan 2014

On this day rare birds from the past

Thursday, Jul 12 All Day
Saturday, Jul 14 All Day
Monday, Jul 16 All Day
Tuesday, Jul 17 All Day

Photo Equipment Used

The photos on this site are mainly digi-scoped thru a Leica 77 telescope, using a Nikon Coolpix 995 3.4 MP for the older shots and the more recent shots are with a Fujifilm Finepix Z20 10 MP and a Samsung NV9  hand held to the eye-piece.

Also a Canon DSLR 40D with a 28-90 mm, 80-200mm lenses, 350D, Sigma 500mm f4,5 APO EX DG HSM, 7D.

Current Local Weather

Moon Phases


Send to a friend

Google Translator

Visitor Count

Google +1 Button