|12.08.06||The Wash estuary, Lincolnshire, E England|
|01.12.06||Leighton Moss, Lancashire, NW England|
|22.12.06||Leighton Moss, Lancashire, NW England|
|21.03.07||Leighton Moss, Lancashire, NW England|
|24.01.08||Marshside, Ribble estuary, Lancashire, NW England|
|29.03.08||Leighton Moss, Lancashire, NW England|
|20.04.08||Leighton Moss, Lancashire, NW England|
There have been at least two other likely sightings before todays at Morecambe (9th January), Leighton Moss (8th March).
Other recent movements of waders ringed in Morecambe bay are 3 knot ringed in 1998 and 2004 (2) which have been retrapped on the Wash in August and November last year. Once again these show the importance of both the Wash and Morecambe Bay for Knot. Whether these Knot will have returned to the Bay this year or stayed on the East coast we do not know however we do know they will soon begin their migration to arctic Canada either via Iceland or back to the Waddensea, up the coast of Norway and a short hop to Canada from there.
Richard du Feu