How lovely it is to see the arrival of migratory & vagrant birds every year & the excitement of not knowing which species may or may not visit the island each year! After looking through the Cousine records we can see that we will always be surprised with the variety and number of migrants visiting the island each season. It is nearing that time though when they will be leaving again, which is a little sad because you get used to seeing the Ruddy Turnstones jogging along the beach in the mornings and the Crab Plovers snatching crabs from their holes. But one thing for sure is we will have a whole new set of visitors in 6-8 months!
RUDDY TURNSTONES EXPLORING THE BEACH
A few exciting visitors this season: Crab Plovers, Curlew Sandpipers, Sanderlings, Whimbrels, Common Ringed Plovers, Pacific Golden Plovers, Common Cuckoo’s, Amur Falcon and of course the ever entertaining Turnstones.