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Gann waders


May 26, 2023 , ,
Amazing how each day is different at the Gann.  Yesterday – no Sanderling.  This evening – 105! I have never seen anything approaching this number of Sanderling together, indeed a quick reference to the Birds of Pembrokeshire and Birding in Pembrokeshire shows the previous largest flock being 57 at Frainslake on 21st July 1996 (although I haven’t checked subsequent Pembrokeshire Bird Reports).  All the Sanderling, in various states of plumage, were in one flock on the beach, gradually being pushed up by the incoming tide.  Also mobile groups of Ringed Plover and Dunlin, perhaps 40 of the former and 30 of the latter.  3 Black-tailed Godwit on the lagoon all appeared to be 2CY and different to yesterday’s brick-red adult.  These northerlies are clearly holding up the last push of spring waders.