Sunday, 18 September 2011
Pectoral Sandpiper and Blackcaps
RSPB - pm - mild, cloudy, light airs - Had a scoot around this afternoon and nailed the Pec Sand on Burrowes from Firth hide along with a tidy collection of 10 Dunlins, 4 Ringed Plovers, 2 Redshanks and a Greenshank. The bushes behind Christmas Dell were alive with Blackcaps, Robins, Chiffchaffs, a Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Spot Flits. Over the road bumped into CT who`d had loads more Blackcaps around the Long Pits this morning. The track down to Tower Pits delivered another mixed flock of tits, Robins, Blackbirds, 6 each of Blackcaps and Chiffs, plus single Spot Flit and Lesser throat. Seemed to be a few more Wigeon and Pintail on the pits than of late. Chatted to the duty warden who reported 2 Little Stints, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, godwits and Ruffs from Hanson hide and the Great White Egret on Dengemarsh.