The influx of waders into Findhorn Bay has continued over the last few weeks. There are now in excess of 750 Redshank, 350 Curlew and 600 Oystercatcher. Numbers of Knot are fluctuating a bit although they are a regular feature at the moment on the Bay. Among the 500 or so Dumin and 100 Ringed Plover there have also been sightings of Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint over the last couple of weeks.
The duck and geese always arrive a bit later and they have not appeared in any great number yet, although there are around 300 Wigeon and 150 Teal as well as 11 Pintail. Among the geese there has been a group of 100+ Canada Geese and a 13 Barnacle Geese recently, but the Pink-footed Geese have yet to arrive.
Passing through the area at the moment are Wheatears and several sightings have been reported along the coast including at Findhorn. Finally, a few Osprey still remain and can be seen fishing on the Bay but they will be departing over the next 3 weeks.