Saturday 8 April 2023

Black-winged Stilts at Walmsley sanctuary, Wadebridge 8th April 2023.


Well who'd have thought we'd have a group of 6 Black-winged Stilts turn up at Walmsley this spring. Having raced off to Bude to see one on Tuesday it was a bit of a shock for 6 of them to turn up at our reserve, Walmsley sanctuary, on the Wednesday.

It's now Saturday and they're still there, feeding well and spreading across the site. Marsh Harrier is annoying them at times but I'm sure they will be used to these birds where they've come from.

A remote possibility they may try to breed but after last summer with 18 Glossy Ibis I've lost that hope factor! 

Here are a few images from the past few days.


4 of the 6 birds present




Stephen Hill said...

Beautiful captures Adrian. I must have passed this sanctuary a hundred times snorkelling and kayaking at Port Quin all my life. Will definetly have to check it out next visit. Have you heard of any Puffins coming in the Bay lately?