Whimbrel passage was quite evident today and the best so far this spring for my own personal records with a count of 76 birds all flying past in groups towards Two Tree Island. The largest single flock was 32. Also 2 Curlews in one flock, Not everyday you get to see Whimbrel alongside Brent Goose "where summer meets winter" over 80+ Brent Goose still present today.
Apart from the Whimbrel passage it was quiet again on the point with just a few Dunlin to practice clicking the camera at., always nice to see though and with such various stages of moult between them.
A selection of some of today's photo's, other sightings today included just a single Sandwich Tern alongside 8 Common Tern's.
I quite like this Photo and I must admit that the length of the bill seems to be of that XL size compared to the L size of most of the Dunlin present.
Take a look at this Dunlin, totally and utterly messed up, I have been trying to photograph this bird for 3 days now and today I finally managed to get close enough for a quick photo shoot.
I first thought this bird was oiled and still do but not to as bad as an extent as I originally suspected, the bird is very active, tends to always be alone away from the main roost or feeding group of Dunlin.As you can see from the photo below it does not look good or in a healthy state but like I said it feeds well and has no trouble in flying or walking.