Sunday, 15 July 2012

Less local

After yesterdays success on the patch I went up to Cresswell Pond with SH this morning. The Pectoral Sandpiper was at the far end of the water north of the causeway with two Dunlin.
We took shelter from the wind in the hide. 7 Little Gulls were on the sand bar and 6 unseasonal Wigeon were swimming accross the water.
A large number of Lapwing, Gulls and Terns were resting on the grass to the left of the hide, strange to see Terns doing this.
Amongst the Redshank and other common waders on the west shore, a Ruff was picked out. It looked like a different bird to the one that was north of the causeway a few weeks ago. Also a Great Crested Grebe was diving near the west shore.

We briefly stopped at Newbiggin, Castle Island and West Hartford on the way back. Newbiggin was to full of people to hold good numbers of Med Gulls with only 4 seen off the south bay. Castle Island held all the WEBS usuals but no Green Sandpipers and WH is too full of water to attract anything.

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