Thursday, 9 September 2010

St Mary's Island

We found time to go to St Mary's Island after lunch today. As we approached there was a large flock of Golden Plover above and it was not long before they settled on the rocks in front of the promenade. Amongst them were a few Redshank, Oystercatcher, Curlew - and loads of Starling

A small number of Sanderling lingered on the outskirts of the group

and a few Dunlin and Turnstone  fed  as the Golden Plover watched

Once the causeway was flooded a reasonable number of Sanderling gathered on the island rocks

I'm pleased to see these birds returning


Northumbrian Birding said...

I was there on Thursday afternoon as well !!!!

Citybirding said...

Brian, If I've got my bearings correct we were standing on your right watching the Golden Plover on the rock ends. I'll know the next time.

Northumbrian Birding said...

Sorry just can't remember anybody ,to busy watching the birds !!!!
Say hello if you see me again !!