Wednesday, 13 August 2014

11th to 12th August

As expected, it's migrant waders continue to dominate the sightings. An impressive 35 Ruff (including a flock of 27!), 7 Greenshanks and 11 Green Sandpipers were recorded on 11th with the respective totals for the 3 species dropping to 21, 4 and 1 the following day. A group of 17 Black-tailed Godwits also pitched in that day while the adult Pacific Golden Plover was noted again on the former date. 3 Pochards were new, and though passerines have been in short supply (up to 2 Garden and 4 Willow Warblers) a Whinchat in the Observatory crops was widely appreciated having been the spring's 'bogey bird'.

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