iPhone photo of one of the incredible fall of Wood Sandpiper at Cley NWT, yesterday
It appears that Lee’s amazing sighting of 20 Common Sandpiper at Felbrigg, a couple of days ago, heralded a much larger ‘fall-out’ of migrating waders along the Norfolk coast on Sunday. Cley NWT had its best day on record with incredible numbers of Wood Sandpiper reported – apparently well into three figures. As is usual for us on a Monday – we’re either too early or, as on this occasion, too late! We did however manage to connect with a few of the ‘left-overs’ – 15 Wood Sandpiper, 9 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Knot and Spotted Redshank. The supporting cast included Little Gull, Water Rail and Bearded Tit – so no complaints really! Today Felbeck Trust is at Sadler’s Wood, North Walsham, with an Engagement Event – run in conjunction with NNDC.