Sunday, 24 July 2011

Another missed Wood Warbler

A Quiet day at Dunge today started at the Midrips where there was a party of 14 Avocets(7ads & 7Juvs), 2 Greenshank, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, a family party of 5 Kestrels and 9 Wheatears(6ads & 3 juvs).
Next to the ARC Pit where a Wood Warbler had been seen but alas i could not find it though i did meet Steve Ashton there on away day from Stodmarsh. From Hanson the usual 100s of Lapwing,1 Turnstone, 22 Golden Plover, 2 Green Sandpipers, 3 Common Sandpipers, 6 Dunlin, 6 LRPs including the 2 fluff balls still surviving. From the road i could not find the Pectoral Sandpiper or Little Stint, just a few Dunlin and Common Sandpipersthe 2 Lapwing chicks and the Goosander on its island. 
I photographed this gull with a deformed bill a couple days ago on the beach.

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