27 sanderlings on pebble ridge on estuary side which consisted of 12 juvs,07:-08:00.Passerines very thin on the ground with 6 pied wags& 3 meadow pipits,skern.At instow,7 ad meds.In car park bushes 2 f blackcaps,3 chiffchaffs,70 goldfinch,female reed bunting,8 greenfinch,nuthatch,10 chaffinch,2 whitethroat,m&f.The female was using the old mans beard like a kind of dust bathing ie rubbing its self against it for 5 mins.Any one noticed this behaviur before?.08:15-09:00.

Posted September 16th, 2012 at 9:54 am by Robert Marshall in General Birding