Post details: Busy with waders on the shore

2015-08-22

Busy with waders on the shore

Permalink 15:43:27, Categories: Observation by Howard  

The only place currently to find any species in good numbers is the shore. Breeding terns although still numerous are now overwhelmed by ever increasing numbers of waders. Although many species started returning in July it is August through to September that is the time that sees the most dramatic change in both species and numbers on the shore. Many birds still at least partilaly sport their breeding plumage so with others in a state of flux making the shore a pic and mix of colour schemes.
The weekend also saw the arrival of our first passerines with two Isabelline Wheatears and some larks seen on the Busaiteen shore

Isabelline Wheatear
Isabelline Wheatear

Lesser Sandplover
Lesser Sandplover

Lesser Sandplover

Bar-tailed Godwits with a good mixture of waders
Bar-tailed Godwits

Curlew Sandpiper

Curlew Sandpiper

Greater Sandplover center with Lesser to the left and a Kentish behind good for size and jizz comparisons
Greater Sandplover

Grey Plover
Grey Plover

Little Stint
Little Stint

Redshank to the rear with much smaller Kentish Plover to right
Redshank

Ruddy Turnstone
Ruddy Turnstone

Whimbrel
Whimbrel

Socotra Cormorant
Socotra Cormorant

White-cheeked Tern - adult
White-cheeked Tern

White-cheeked Tern - juvenile
White-cheeked Tern

Lesser Crested Tern
Lesser Crested Tern

Busaiteen
Busaiteen

Samaheej
Samaheej

Waders

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