Tuesday, 29 May 2012

A Late Shanks

28th May - I stopped in after work to see the Greenshank that had been found by Dave P in the afternoon.  Surprisingly, my first here this year, with the only other record being 2 brief birds seen by Wally S a few weeks ago.
Better late than never!
The hybrid Shelduck was still present, first seen on Saturday and obviously the same bird seen at Dorney Lake on May 17th.  It looks to be a Ruddy Shelduck x Common Shelduck, which gives it a bit of an Australian Shelduck look, especially the white collar.

The previous afternoon, a Ringed Plover, probably tundra, was present on the spit - small and dark backed.

Also a pair of Shoveler had appeared from somewhere, though had gone again today.

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