Monday 24 August 2020

Curlew Sandpiper

 Lade - warm, dry and sunny, sw 3 - The past few days has seen a steady procession of Wheatears and Yellow Wagtails through the local patch, plus 10 Swifts yesterday and a Whinchat. The bay has been heaving with passage waders such as Dunlin, Sanderling and Ringed Plover while the juvenile Curlew Sandpiper is still present from last week. A few more Sandwich and Common Terns settled on the sands at low tide and another Arctic Skua was noted raiding the terns.

                   Curlew Sandpiper (by David Scott), Lade bay

  At Dungeness a few Common and Sandwich Terns passed the seawatch hide this afternoon along with a Fulmar and Arctic Skua. On the bird reserve the Glossy Ibis was still on ARC, plus a number of passage waders including six Black-tailed Goldwits and two Greenshanks. 

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