Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Returning waders (1st-10th August 2016)

The first ten days of August went by as normal with returning summer plumaged waders stealing the show.  Numerous juvenile Ruff, Greenshank, Whimbrel, a mixture of adult and juvenile Black-tailed Godwits and Bar-tailed Godwits as well as a Curlew Sandpiper and some stunning Knot proved to the best.  Other noteworthy species throughout the period included Sandwich Tern, a trickle of Sand Martins,  and the first Red-breasted Merganser of the autumn off the Links.  The 7th involved a decent seawatch with 12 Sooty Shearwaters, 43 Manx Shearwaters, 28 Storm Petrels and a Harbour Porpoise.

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