Saturday, 27 August 2011

Skippool Creek - 20/08/11

Just catching up with a few days birding since I got back off holiday. I decided to check Skippool Creek to see how the wader numbers had changed since I went away but surpringly they were pretty similar. The adult Spotted Redshank had completed it's moult into winter plumage and had been joined by a juvenile bird. There were more gulls about with at least 3 Mediterranean Gulls (2 adults and a 2nd winter) and an adult Yellow Legged Gull in the area before they were all pushed off by the tide. The total for the watch was:
2 Spotted Redshank
3 Mediterranean Gull
1 Yellow Legged Gull
2 Greenshank
8 Ringed Plover
47 Black Tailed Godwit
1 Golden Plover
39 Dunlin
60+ Curlew
300+ Redshank
350+ Lapwing

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