Thursday, 9 January 2014

Another one or was it 2000 on the list

The Safari was able to get out at lunchtime after all. The tide was well out but on the turn. There wasn't much on the beach in front of us but there was plenty of action on the far side of our southern border. There was a huge flock of small waders on the sands, far larger numbers than we normally see there. The usual large numbers of Oystercatchers were there but one section of the sands was covered dark brown with Dunlin (76). Only one of the throng broke away and came on to the sands in front of us. There were a few other medium sized waders amongst them, all looked to be the same species and were probably Grey Plovers but they were just a bit too far away to be certain so they'll have to wait for another day to gain their place on the list.
No pics today - sorry
Where to next? More of the same but will the mega-flock still be there, if it is will if be any nearer to rummage through more thoroughly.
In the meantime let us know whose massed ranks are gathering just outside your outback

1 comment:

Warren Baker said...

No Photo's! I'm shocked !