Saturday, 18 August 2012


A late start due to domestic duties but lunch time at the ARC in baking Hanson hide found 1 Knot, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 5 Common Sandpipers, c50 Golden Plover, 5 Garganey, 1 adult Little Gull, the juvenile female Peregrine, c30 Yellow Wagtails and many Hirundines over the pit(C150 Sand martins, C100 Swallows, C30 House martins and 2 Swifts).
An hour and half at the fishing boats sitting soaking up the glorious sunshine in a cool breeze was entertaining with up to 3 Arctic Skua's beating up c100 Common Terns and c25 Sandwich Terns, also 37 Swallows and 4 Sand martins flew south and up 11 Harbour Porpoises were off shore. 
Late afternoon a plod from Springfield Bridge to the viewing ramp at Hookers saw 10+ Yellow Wagtails, 5 little Egrets, the newly arrived Great White Egret, 2 Marsh Harriers, 2 Ravens and a Whinchat making use of the anti predator fencing. 

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