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Old Sunday 7th September 2008, 21:49   #1
Allen S. Moore
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Location: Isle of Man
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Audible nocturnal migrant waders and other water birds

Although the redwing is the nocturnal migrant bird that I have heard most often over my home town Peel here in the Isle of Man, I have also heard a number of species of wading birds flying over at night (greenshank was the best) and occasionally other water birds, most impressively a herd of whooper swans a few years ago, a wonderful sound.

This evening I heard what sounded a bit like common or arctic terns flying over in the dark. I'm not sure what they were, mind, as I haven't heard those species for a few years. It set me wondering, do others hear migrating waders or other birds flying over at night? I'm sure that it is a global phenomenon!

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