Monday, 6 February 2012

Yesterdays Whitburn visits

Two visits to Whitburn yesterday either side of high tide. The first in the morning with Jan and Max in tow, the next just myself to enjoy the waders.
5 Grey plovers present-

8-10 Rock pipits

Great number of Bar-tailed Godwits for here..18 was my best count.

72 Wigeon just off the shore, a few come onto the rocks to feed as the tide was on the way out.

7 Knots

I reckon about 130+ Dunlin present along with- 32 Sanderling, 10 Purple sandpipers, 20+ Ringed plovers, 60+ Oystercatchers and plenty Redshanks and Turnstones.

Excellent few hours spent with the waders etc. Just love sitting and watching these birds.

Rifle range field- Golden plovers spread across the whole of this area in feeding mode along with a few Lapwings. Did'nt see any Curlews at these sites today.

On the way home the Marsden car park Med. gull put in a brief appearance...


Pier today- 1 Great crested grebe off the surf at Sandhaven, 2 Red throated divers and 3 Guillemots. 3 Grey plovers almost landed on the pier but thought better of it and headed across the Tyne instead.

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