This one won’t take up too much of your valuable time. 2016 08 07 Report
Another Report not by me even a drop of politics thrown in and a bit for the moult nerds. 2016 07 24 Report
Here is the link to the radio series that I have sent around separately.
Welcome to the 6th and final update from the Luannan coast, Bohai Bay, China. The piersmai Red Knot are still not here in the expected numbers. We are still recording ‘new’ colourbanded birds, so it seems some piersmai are still trickling through the Luannan Coast Counts from North Western Australia this non-breeding season will be informative as will any news of unusually large concentrations of Red Knot in the Yellow Sea this northward migration period. More on this in the full report (coming soon – ish).
Welcome to the 5th Update from the Luannan coast, Bohai Bay, China. Scanning is going merely okay, or could even be described as poor, relative to what it is usually like. But we need to remember that we are thousands of kilometres away from most on the marking sites, so all the records we collect are adding to the bigger picture of migration through the EAAF. We have now recorded 3,463 birds from 31 sites on 17 species. Red Knot still leads the way with 2,585 sightings. So we shouldn’t be too downhearted!
Welcome to the 4th Update from the Luannan coast, Bohai Bay, China. The main story this time is, where the heck are the Red Knots?! From the last update, ‘we are not recording big numbers of yellow flagged and colour banded birds yet, but we do expect this to change any day soon.’ Well it hasn’t! We have recorded very few and it is getting intriguing and worrying. The next week of good scanning tides will reveal more…