Thursday, 15 August 2013

Just a Golden Plover!

First thing this morning I went to the ARC to see if the Golden Plover sp was still present, but no sign of it. A good selection of waders could be seen up to 8 Common Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpipers, 4 Greenshanks, a Ruff several Dunlin, Ringed Plovers, Little Ringed Plovers, Black-necked Grebe, a Garganey among the many other eclipse wildfowl, Marsh Harriers, a Hobby, Little Egrets and 100s of Sand Martins. 
Water rail at the Screen
 Around The Point very little of note. A couple of Willow Warblers in the lighthouse garden and a couple more in The Moat. The Patch was swathed in fog so little was seen there except the 2 Black Redstarts behind the hide.
Late morning at the ARC the Golden Plover sp. reappeared eventually flying showing a clean whitish underwing confirming it as a Eurasian  Golden Plover. I guess I was seeing what I wanted to see rather than what was actually there.
Garganey from Hanson
An hour at the fishing boats late afternoon was only good for sun bathing!  

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