Saturday, 8 October 2016

Angle Bay

Plenty of birds at Kilpaison this morning with several hundred Wigeon crowded along the shore line. Also 10 Brents, 95 Oystercatchers, 39 Curlew, 42 Bar Tailed Godwits, 6 Grey Plovers, 3 Knot and 6 Little Egrets.

After a gap of several weeks a juvenile Little Stint was again present. Just 20 Dunlin and 4 Ringed Plover and, unusually for this site, a lone Snipe. (Martin Davey reports 3 Curlew Sandpipers with the Dunlin after I left).

At Angle Harbour on the shingle spit there were 15 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 22 Redshank and 30 Oystercatchers.