Monday, 10 September 2012

Waders & Wildfowl

Lade -0600hrs - mild, cloudy, sw3/4 - A blustery start to the day affected the number of moths in the trap with low counts all round. Very little of note over the storm beaches apart from 5 Yellow Wagtails and 30 House Martins south.
Bird Tour - Picked up Bill, Anne and Maggie from Ashford station around lunchtime, down from the West Midlands for a weeks birding on the Marsh.
Kicked off proceedings at Burrowes for the Pec Sandpiper which showed intermittently from Firth hide. Also, hundreds of Sand Martins over the water, plus a host of common wildfowl including 30 Wigeon and 4 Pintails, Common Sandpiper and Turnstone. From the access road 30 Yellow Wagtails and a Green Woodpecker.
Over on ARC from Hanson, Marsh Harrier, 3 Little Egrets,  2 Sparrowhawks, Little Stint, 7 Dunlins, 2 Garganeys, 2 Pintails and a Common Sandpiper.

                                         Pec Sand, Wigeon and Pintail, Burrowes

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