Post details: Waders return already started

2012-06-29

Waders return already started

Permalink 10:46:45, Categories: Observation by Howard  

With a low tide on hand I spent Friday catching up with returning waders - the most numerous were the Greater Sandplovers - many still in glorious colour. Redshanks were also pretty numerous but I only found a few Bar-tailed Godwits and Curlew. Kentish plovers numbers remain high with some pairs well into what must be a second brood most pairs however at this stage seem to have only one chick. Saunders's and Whitecheeked terns are also now prominant along the shore and over reclaimed areas with a few opportunists well into rearing their young on the reclaimed areas close by. Lesser Creasted who breerd on offshore islands were common on a few sandbanks but rare on the actual shore as were Socotra Cormorants. Reef Herons were few and far between with most birds now concentrated at breeding sites - coastal areas with vegatation.


Greater Sand Plover columbinus
Greater Sand Plover

Greater Sand Plover

Greater Sand Plover

Juvenile Greater Sandplover
Greater Sand Plover

Saunders's Tern chick
Saunders's Tern chick

White-cheeked Tern tends a chick
White-cheeked Tern

White-cheeked Tern chick at this stage remarkably mobile
White-cheeked tern chick

Redshank
Redshank

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