Monday 18 May 2009

Tonights waders

A bit of a wader update, but firstly, the spoonbill is still here and thankfully tonight he was a bit closer allowing some piccies, unfortunately, he wasn't' active for long and soon went back to sleep!

There was also a good scattering of waders again including a stunning little stint which was nicely turning orangey,a nice year tick, below dwarfed by the black-tailed godwit.
more godwits
There were two male redshanks displaying to a single female, quite impressive to watch, I wished I had videoed it, but here's a pic
The waders were spooked from the Budge fields by a marauding carrion crow, the little stint didn't return, but some of the ringed plovers and dunlin returned to the front of the Oddie hide, allowing some photo's.
There were more ringed plover and dunlin on the beach with two summer plumage sanderlings, other than a pair of little grebe appearing on the big pool, not much else to report

110 little stint


Ghost of Stringer said...

A very nice selection.... gotta be due a rare wader..... give it time.... BBS or marsh sand would do !!

Stewart said...

Aye I agree and that Stint is a Long toed....