Saturday, 8 May 2010

Cracking GREY PLOVER heralds a fantastic wader passage day

10 Species of wader this morning!

3 GREENSHANK on the bank close to the jetty at 6am for 10 mins before they flew off towards College
1 WHIMBREL settled on jetty briefly 8:45
2 Common Sandpipers

College Lake
In addition to the usual Redshanks, Lapwings, Oycs and LRP
1 GREY PLOVER, a fantastic full breeding plumaged individual on the marsh in front of the new hide 6:40 - 7:10 (picture above)
5 GREENSHANK, on tern island these birds flew off 8:05
1 WHIMBREL over 10am
3 TURNSTONES, on the tern island 10:10 (initially at Wilstone by Steve)
1 Common Sand on the marsh
1 Ringed Plover

Pitstone Industrial Estate
1 Ringed Plover

Pitstone Quarry
2 LRPs

Dave Bilcock

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