Saturday, 27 July 2013

Wader movements

Waders are starting to move through now with Lapwing building up, more than 250 today, similar numbers of Oystercatchers too. Best though were the 16 Blackwits that dropped in yesterday evening. Five of these remainded this morning and mid morning they were joined by six Whimbrel which flew in high from the north. Annoyingly I missed a small Calidris which defied detection until I looked back from the house yesterday evening by which time both fog and dark were rolling in. Curlew and Oystercatcher still have young and are calling and agitated everytime I take the dog down the track.

Thursday there was a Willow Warbler in the garden, the first warbler in the garden this year. None were located yesterday but one more juv was on the bird feeders this morning, contemplating a change of diet perhaps.

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