Sunday, 30 August 2015

Looking good for waders

 The enclosed bed looking in top shape for the autumn wader passage. Today there were seven species of wader on this bed; Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Wood Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper and 1 Ruff with Lapwing and Snipe on the lakes- nine species in total.
 The juvenile Wood Sandpiper still present- no sign of the Pec
 Juvenile Black-tailed Godwit- the only problem with the large enclosed bed is that the waders are at difficult to photograph at distance
Juvenile Whinchat. A few other migrants around today including 40+ Swallow, 10+ Sand Martin, 1 Swift (probably the last one now), five Yellow Wagtail over, a high probable Black Tern, 5-6 Sedge Warbler (the ringers caught five), a handful of Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs, a few Blackcaps, the odd Whitethroat and  the ringers also caught the third Kingfisher of the autumn (they have been prominent around the lakes recently)

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