Thursday, 11 August 2011

Not the white rump I was hoping for...

Dan here.

A wader-focused scout around today yielded an attractive adult curlew sandpiper on the estuary mud at Gull Bank.

It was in the company of five black-tailed godwits as the tide dropped, part of a reasonable variety of waders including 15 ringed plovers, 20 dunlins, 32 bar-tailed godwits and 650 lapwings.

On the smaller water bodies of the parish a juvenile little-ringed plover, a greenshank, 2 snipe and four green sandpipers were to be found.

Less mud-oriented species included a juv. sedge warbler, and a southbound party of 17 swifts.


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