"For now we are young let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see" Neutral Milk Hotel.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Wader Roost at Holme-next-the-Sea, Friday 12th September

Gary led the West Norfolk NWT Group on a wader watch at Holme at the morning high tide. About 30 people attended and were treated to a great display by the birds in beautiful weather.
Apart from 30000+ Knot and 3000+ Oystercatcher there were large numbers of Grey Plover (some still in their summer plumage), Bar-tailed Godwit (some still in summer plumage) and Ringed Plover. Also good numbers of Great Black-backed, Black-headed, Herring and Common Gull. Sandwich and Common Tern  were also present.  Gannet, Arctic Skua, Eider and Common Scoter flew East over the sea, with 3 early-arriving Brent Geese. 4 Spoonbill flew East high overhead. The arrival of a Peregrine sent the Knot into the sky.  Other birds seen were Fulmar, Wheatear, Swallow, Wigeon, Turnstone, Linnet, Meadow Pipit, Little Egret, Cormorant and Pied Wagtail.  A perfect morning!

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