Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Brixham Purple Sandpipers etc

Following Matt's post, I had a recent conversation with Debra Shearwater the US seabird trip organiser who has just  been running a tour in Norway and Spitzbergen. She commented on the extensive late snowfalls which seemed to have occurred on the uplands ands suggested that hilltop breeders in particular might have been unable to nest. So we might expect more of these species to show up early down here.