TF6430 : Knot heading for Snettisham pits

taken 2 years ago, 3 km from Wolferton, Norfolk, Great Britain

Knot heading for Snettisham pits
Knot heading for Snettisham pits
Very high tides at Snettisham in autumn or winter provide an amazing wildlife spectacle as tens of thousands of wading birds (largely Knot and Oystercatcher) are pushed over onto the pits. Unfortunately, such spring high tides here are at about 7am/pm so very few that are high enough to occur in the light. When they do there is a good gathering of birdwatchers. Suitable tides are listed at LinkExternal link

Note: Spring high tides occur when the lunar and solar tides are in phase. The time between them is therefore the lowest common multiple of the two periods (12 hours 25 minutes and 12 hours respectively). It therefore divides by 12 hours so spring tides, at any given location, occur at the same time of day each time. That time obviously varies between locations, near Portsmouth for instance they are at a far more workable 12 o'clock.
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Date Taken
Friday, 25 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 27 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Bird (from Tags)
Knot 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 6437 3091 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:51.0361N 0:26.3709E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 6469 3085
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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The Wash  Snettisham RSPB  Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) 

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