Thursday, 3 October 2013

1st October: September Peak Bird Counts

September's Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) on Lindisfarne NNR showed some fantastic numbers of wintering wildfowl and waders, newly arrived from their breeding grounds.

Some selected peak counts:

Whooper Swan 4
Pink-footed Goose 650
Barnacle Goose 450
Light-bellied Brent Goose 2367
Wigeon 9000
Teal 170
Red-breasted Merganser 28
Oystercatcher 1402
Golden Plover 1099
Grey Plover 750
Lapwing 651
Knot 103
Sanderling 251
Dunlin 657
Bar-tailed Godwit 1143
Curlew 1372
Redshank 773

Now is a great time to visit the Reserve to do a spot of birdwatching, but make sure you are aware of the Birdwatcher's and Photographer's Code of Conduct.

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