Sunday, September 14, 2014

High tide wader roost : Crymlyn Burrows

With a weekend spent at home instead of at the caravan and a decent high tide at 09.55 I ventured yesterday morning down to Crymlyn Burrows hoping to get a few images of passage waders on the high tide roost.
I arrived at about 08.00 and was surprised how quickly the adjacent new university buildings construction site had progressed as I passed them on the way out,a 10 minute walk soon had me scanning the beach and there were good numbers of Sanderling with lesser numbers of Dunlin and Ringed Plover and one large wader which turned out to be a pristine juvenile Bar-tailed Godwit.
There were also a couple of Northern Wheatear feeding along the "strand line" and on the walk back to the car I came across good numbers of Whinchat,Stonechat,Skylark,Meadow Pipit and a single Common Whitethroat.
Here are a few of the images I managed to capture..........


Wayne said...

Nice work, Jeff! Haven't seen Whinchat this year and time is running out.

Dan said...

I haven't seen a Whinchat either in 2014. They seem to be everywhere on migration, but none so far o the Floodplain'. They've been annual migrants there up until this year.

PS. Top shots Jeffers!