Sunday, 3 June 2012


These two breeding-plumaged SANDERLING spent just an hour at College Lake yesterday afternoon, allowing Dave Hutchinson to obtain these impressive shots from Octagon Hide; Paul Reed and Jenny Wallington were also lucky enough to connect but I and others dipped shortly later. The 5 summer-plumaged DUNLIN that they were with remained present, as did the pair of COMMON SHELDUCK with just four surviving young. Lapwings were re-nesting on the islands, whilst at least 1 pair of Common Terns was on the westernmost island, the first such instance of nesting on the marsh. A pair of SHOVELER also bred this year, initially fledging 10 young.

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