Thursday, 4 September 2014

Migrating waders on passage at the pig farm.

I've been quiet for a while, which is more that I can say for our local Robin which has been singing for a few weeks - at all hours of the morning! The Robin is often the first bird to sing to welcome in the autumn, and it is certainly singing this year!

This is a great time of year for spotting waders on passage to their wintering home.  Lossie Estuary and beach are great places to sit and watch as the divers and skuas and godwits and knots and dunlin by.  Some come into the estuary for a feed.

Luckily, some of the migrants have popped into the mud pool at Wester Delnies pig farm, and are very easy to see from the road (be careful though, its a very fast road!).

Here are a few photos.

Curlew Sandpiper

Two male Black Tailed Godwit - still showing some summer plumage.

Two more Black Tailed Godwit
Little Stint

From the left: Ringed Plover; Ruff; two Curlew Sandpiper.

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