Thanks for hanging around

Detoured from fuelling up this morning for a quick look at John Wright’s excellent Kentish Plover at Southport Beach.
Given it has been 27 years since I last saw one in Lancs up at Rossall Point, and that this one has politely stayed put since the weekend while I gallivanted all over the country, I figured going to say “howdy” was the least I could do.

The Kentish was roosting with about 50 Ringed Plover, Dunlin and Grey Plover at the edge of the vegetation just off the main beach slipway, largely dozing and hunkering down in the teeth of the strong winds and squalls.

At about 10.25am they all flew off to feed to the south out on the shore between Pleasureland roundabout and Weld Road, but I’m sure it returned to the roosting area later on…
Nice bird.

One thought on “Thanks for hanging around

  1. 19 Red Throated Divers, 12 Great Crested Grebes and approx 2,500 Common Scoters off Ainsdale on the falling tide, 1.15pm-1.50pm today.
    The scoters were widely scattered offshore, with no substantial rafts, just singletons and pairs largely.
    Odd.

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