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Friday, 13 January 2012
Green Sands Make an Appearance
13th January - another afternoon visit. The gull flock comprised almost totally Black-headed and Common Gulls with only a handful of LWHG. The 2 Green Sandpipers that are wintering nearby, presumably near the STW, made a brief appearance. They flew in calling at about 2:30pm - I managed a poor record shot of 1 bird before they departed back towards the STW.
There are now 4 Shelducks present, the initial pair plus a male and a female that don't seem to be associating with each other. I counted 23 Shoveler and 13 Gadwall - I'll attempt Teal next, but these are difficult to count accurately. A Little Egret appeared from nowhere at the base of the spit - my first here this year and just 3 Golden Plover were on the spit with Lapwings.