Guscar Rocks

Guscar Rocks (2 August 2011, contributed by Mike Smart)

Nice big tide of 8.9 metres at 10h38 covered all mudflats and forced waders to roost on shoreline. Total of at least 528 Curlews, at least four of them carrying colour rings from the catch at Wibdon Warth last September. Flock of 12 Whimbrels flew downriver at 08h00, clearly passing migrants not interested in joining any high tide Curlew roosts. A Knot and a Bar-tailed Godwit, both still in adult summer plumage, joined the Curlews. A lone Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpipers. Eight immature Shelducks, family party of eight Yellow Wagtails.

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