is the wader English birders come to see at Stag Rocks where it usually
winters in good numbers. The origin of these birds may well be Norway
as the "short" billed birds dominate on the NE coast of England. Small
numbers turn up towrds the end of July - often in summer plumage but
the numbers do not start building up for real before well into October.
In the spring numbers decline steadily and by the end of May all have departed.
The record count during the period I counted waders there is 400
individuals on 20 December 1986.