Saturday, 25 July 2015

Signs of passage

The last few of days have seen some passage waders moving through the site, which have augmented the seemingly ever present Common Sand, LRP and pair of Oystercatchers.

On Thursday evening after work, a party of three Dunlin had arrived some time during the afternoon - they hadn't been there at 2:30pm per Alan S.  They may have been a family group, comprising two adults and a juvenile.


One of the adults
The following morning found one of the adult birds still around, though I couldn't see the other two in a quick search.

This afternoon (25th), I received a text from Alan S saying that Kevin H had found a Turnstone on the spit.  A short while later and I was watching a nice adult bird - the first since a juvenile in August 2012, so a nice year tick.  A Black-tailed Godwit found in the morning was also still present.

So a bit of wader variety and very welcome.

There have been Yellow-legged Gulls present in varying ages almost every day recently.  This adult bird was seen on Thursday 23rd.

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