Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Another Sandpiper!

07.20-08.20 in the sea watch hide was a very long hour:
Gannet: 6E
Bar-tailed Godwit: 2W
Arctic Skua: 2 around
Sandwich Tern: 8 around
Commic Tern: c20 around
Black Tern: 1+ could be seen over The Patch
Swallow: c20 out
Meadow Pipit: c30 coasting
                                            Pectoral Sandpiper from Firth Hide
A text from AJG about a Pectoral Sandpiper on Burrowes thankfully put an end to a miserable sea watch. As I walked into Firth hide a few minutes later I got the inevitable you should have been here 30 seconds earlier its flown off!
We moved up to Makepiece hide and quickly relocated the Pectoral Sandpiper albeit distantly, though it did show fairly well  from Firth hide before it relocated to the ARC Pit. Also seen on Burrowes were 3 Black-necked Grebes, a Little Gull, a Garganey, 2 Marsh Harriers, 2 Sparrowhawks, 3 Greenshank, 15 Black-tailed Godwits, a Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Ruff, 15+ Dunlin, 3 Egyptian Geese and this evening 4 Little Stints at least 2 Merlins over the reserve, a Great White Egret but no sign of yesterdays peep.

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