Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Beddington 150709

Click on the top shot to check out the barred auxillaries of this Green Sandpiper- why do a lot of waders have barred auxillaries- what's the point?

16 Green Sandpiper (top), 2 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Ringed Plover and 30+ Lapwing (bottom) on hundred acre.
Most of the waders at Beddington now are adults, the juveniles will follow soon. Green Sandpiper peak in early autumn (July to August). The highest count was 46 on August 5th 2006. Fortunately this species has experienced an increasing trend since the early 1990s.

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