Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Ringed Plover at St Mary's

During our brief visit to St Mary's on Friday the Ringed Plover was most numerous with groups of 10-12 dotted around the rock ends and a few on the sandy beach.
It was surprising how close they will come if you just stand still for a while


3 comments:

Codders said...

I was there on Monday and Tuesday Night and found exactly the same. They were normally the first ones then the Sanderlings, then the Turnstones. Read the last para of my blog http://howdonblogger.blogspot.com/

John

ps. off down there with the wife after an early dinner

Citybirding said...

I'll be interested to see how you get on

Codders said...

Got there about 7, just as it started to rain, walked to rock disturbed birds a bit but just sat there and they all returned including the 2 Oystercatchers that flew off. Once again they were passing within 5m of us. BTW got phots of a Turnstone with coloured rings, have sent info off to BTO as I couldnt find the correct combination on the Ringing site.

John