Wednesday, 15 May 2013

So that's what a wader looks like?

Hi

A couple of hours this morning at Earls Barton GP in pretty wet and cold weather was made birdable due to the hides on the Summer Leys reserve.  Nine species of wader were on offer which included 2 Oystercatchers, a Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Ringed Plovers, a Little Ringed Plover, a Turnstone, 4 Redshank, 5-6 Sanderling and 15 Dunlin.  Plenty of big gulls about adding to the tension around the Black-headed Gull colony and Common Tern gathering.

A brief visit to Pitsford Reservoir this morning didn't produce anything of note, with moderate numbers of hirundines and several Swifts and Common Terns visible from the causeway.

Harrington Airfield provided singles of Wheatear and Whinchat this morning.

Regards

Eleanor & Neil
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