Sunday, 15 January 2017

WeBS - North Gare Sands - 15th January 2017

After the east coast tidal surge on Friday 14th January 2017 I did wonder what I would find in my North Gare Sector. The previous tidal surge in 2013, re-landscaped North Gare Sands and so I was apprehensive about a loss of habitat that would affect the birds I have been enjoying for the last 19 months.

High Tide was 5.6 m at 6 pm, so it was not an ideal start to the year as the counts would all be done on a rising tide instead of a high tide.

1 Eider
23 Black-headed Gull
1 Great Black-backed Gull
21 Redshank
2 Red-throated Diver
90 Grey Plover
330 Dunlin
2 Knot
13 Oystercatcher
132 Curlew
2 Cormorant
17 Common Gull
1 Herring Gull
1 Great Northern Diver

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