Anyway, anybody walking the East Beach or the harbour could've failed to have seen the 1,500 - 2,000 little waders sitting in a huddle on the sand bars and shuffling along further in-land as the tide comes in. This is a familiar sight on our beach at this time of year as the wintering waders choose Nairn to hang around in until it's time to head north again in the spring.
The ones that are here at the moment are Knot. Here's a couple of pics.
|Two groups of Knot, with the smaller group at the front among the gulls. There is also a Sanderling and a Turnstone.|
|A wider angled view to see they have split into three groups, all in view from the east wall.|
The best time to see them is as the tide is coming in.
Also around are a few Sanderlings v(as well as the usual Turnstones and Redshanks and a few Widgeon). The Sanderlings (small and predominantly white waders) run along the tide line, back and forward, apparently scared of getting their feet wet!
|The Sanderling are the small birds out from the flock at the front of the photo.|