Friday, 3 June 2011

Wader Day

Lade - 0600hrs - warm, dry, sunny, ne4/5 - New moths for the year last night in the Plovers trap included, Dark Tussock, Cloaked Minor and the delightfully named, Uncertain (I think...!). The only bird of note on the pits this morning was a pair of Shelduck.
ARC - 1000hrs A pair of Avocets was a surprise from Hanson hide, plus a migrant Dunlin and Greenshank amongst the LRP`s, RP`s, Redshank and Lapwings.
Littlestone - 1400hrs With the beach waders driven to either ends of Lade Bay, due to the kite surfers, some sought refuge here with 30 Dunlin, 20 Sanderling, 5 Ringed Plovers, 6 Turnstones and a handful of Oycs and Curlews.
Kerton Road Pit. 1700hrs - At least 3 Bhgs on nests on the island, plus 50 Curlews, 100 Oycs, 20 Barwits, 15 Knots and surprise, surprise 8 Black-wits a `wikkering` as they flew around (ok, so I inadvertently flushed them...) before settling down again.
In all, a decent wader day. 

                                          A pair of Avocets, ARC

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