Sunday, 7 August 2011

Wader Fest

Yesterday afternoon I checked down at Skippool Creek as the tide was coming in to watch the waders as they were pushed up into an area close to where I view from giving me good views and a good chance to find something more interesting amongst them. When I arrived the water was already pretty high so a large group of waders was already present and I set about grilling the Redshank and Dunlin flock. The total in the roost was:
1 winter plumage Spotted Redshank (same individual as a few weeks ago)
1 Greenshank
1 Golden Plover
2 summer plumage Black Tailed Godwit
150+ Dunlin (mixture of plumages)
80+ Curlew
1 Oystercatcher!
40+ Lapwing
400+ Redshank

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