Sunday, 20 February 2011

New Brighton - wader roost

High tide done and dusted, we drove over to New Brighton. A quick look over the wall by the Lifeguard station turned up a sparse number of the usual waders including this extraordinary Bar-tailed Godwit with a nasty looking growth projecting out it's throat!






The marina next to the fort was the next call and after managing to park amongst the mayhem of the 'Sunday afternoon' masses, got this smart adult Med Gull on the water.....






This was where many of the roosting waders were having a snooze - on the pontoon. Have a close look, there are six species on view here!







Another busy week coming up with talks all over the place including the alpine plant group in Cork! You never know, I might have time for a quick session birding?

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