Saturday, 24 August 2013

Now that's what I call birding 2

Loads of waders at Palace at the moment, more than I've seen beofre. Dunlin were up to 119 today and Ringed Plover 156. So it wasn't a great surprise to dig out four Curlew Sands this morning, very welcome, especially after a rather uneventful early morning tour of The Brough. Also of note were 15 Snipe hunkered down in the seaweed on the beach. I managed to get back there this afternoon and was well pleased with a smart juvvy Wood Sand that flew in and landed on the beach (I've never seen one on the shore before that I can remember). As I was leaving a Greenshank flew in calling as well. Also there Whimbrel, at least 8.

On The Shunan there were 7 Blackwits, 4 Ruff and a pile of snipe.

Stunning Wood Sand pic

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