In the last 12 months we have also sighted:
Banded Rails and Fernbirds
These species are fugitive and rarely seen, although known to be present. We have recently had a shining cuckoo attended by its surrogate parent grey warbler in our garden.
Species regularly seen on beaches adjacent to Twin Waters or flying over the sea are:
Gulls (black backed, black beaked, red beaked) ~ Variable and Pied Oystercatchers ~ Banded Dotterels (the beach is a nesting area for both oystercatchers and banded dotterels) ~ White-faced Grey Herons ~ Gannets ~ Pied Shags ~ Spotted Shags ~ Spurwinged plovers ~ Bar-tailed Godwits ~ Caspian Terns
The presence of these birds is influenced by tides and weather. Species notably absent in the area are sparrows and magpies.