I paid a trip down to the sand-flats this afternoon, just before the heavens opened, to see what was about at low water. Sadly and not for the first time a dog owner had his Alsatian off the lead and it was running amok, scaring the waders along the shoreline.
What birds there were, were continually on the move as this owner was oblivious to the notices asking owners to keep dogs on their leads.
I did manage a sort of count with around 30+ Ringed Plovers, 20+ Dunlin, 3 Sanderling, a single Knot and 3 Oystercatchers.
Other birds noted were 3 Mediterranean Gulls, Herring Gulls, Starlings, Linnets and a Pied Wagtail.
Here are a few images and two videos.
Three Ringed Plovers
Knot and a Dunlin behind.
A Knot feeding on the Sand-flats
And another Med.
And sadly and despite the signs this is still happening.......................
..........a dog running loose and scaring the waders.