Monday, 10 March 2014

7th March: Selected peak bird counts, February

Here are some selected peak bird counts from February's Wetland Bird Survey across Lindisfarne NNR:

Greylag goose 250
Barnacle goose 210
Light-bellied brent goose 904
Shelduck 756
Wigeon 552
Eider 409
Long-tailed duck 17
Golden plover 2500
Knot 1390
Dunlin 1037
Bar-tailed godwit 1179
Curlew 1400

Wintering birds can still be seen on the Reserve but in much smaller numbers now. Budle Bay and the hide at Fenham-Le-Moor are both excellent birdwatching sites where you may be lucky enough to see some remaining wintering wildfowl.

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