Another poor night in the MV despite not a drop of the promised rain falling. As is usual on the peninsular at this time of year Sand Martins seem to be every where from dawn till dusk. At the ARC this morning a flock of 24 adult Redshanks, a Greenshank, 17 Dunlin, 9 Little Ringed Plovers not including the Fluff Balls, a Common Sandpiper, 2 Golden Plover all among the c150 Lapwing and usual wildfowl on the islands. 11 Red Underwings roosting on the hide and a Great Green Bush Cricket by the path to the hide.
A visit to Dengemarsh in the company of MH found another 21 adult Redshanks, 18 Ruff all adult males, 5 Green Sandpipers, 2 Marsh Harriers and the usual wildfowl. The rest of the day was taken up with domestic stuff.
Greenshank from Hanson
Great Green Bush Cricket outside Hanson