Kingsbridge Estuary 06 December

Yesterday in gloomy overcast conditions, 2 large flocks of Golden Plover flew in at about 1000ft, remaining in the air for about an hour from 1000hrs, some 3 hours after high tide.  Impossible to count the huge wheeling flocks accurately on the day: I thought a few hundred.   From photographs, I have just counted at least 1200 birds: I will try to verify and check numbers later this month.  

Posted December 7th, 2017 at 2:23 pm by Michael Woodman Smith in Bird News