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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

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