Stag Rocks this species tends to use the fields behind the beach rather
than the shore itself. Numbers therefore depend very much on the state
of the fields (i.e. recently ploughed, planted with crops that grow in
winter etc). Generally only small numbers use the area sporadically in
This species is much more numerous at the nearby Budle Bay and on the
mudflats at Lindisfarne.
The record count during the period I counted waders there is 600
individuals on 12 January 1990.