The Dumbles

The Dumbles (13 September 2011, contributed by Mike Smart)

Winds on the estuary were much lighter today than yesterday, but even so, a Fulmar went upriver past the Dumbles at WWT, flying strongly, at 10.30 a.m. just after high tide (8.5 metres at 09.24).

There was a good selection of small waders at a high tide roost on the grass: total of about 500 small waders, majority Dunlin but with at least 50 Ringed Plovers, 65 Knot, at least four Curlew Sandpipers (one adult and three immatures), one Sanderling, four Bar-tailed Godwits. About 100 Curlews, but no colour-ringed birds found.

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