Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Yummy Wader Habbo

This morning Colyford Scrape looks just awesome! Here it is...

A closer look reveals...

... lots of lovely wet mud full of grubs

The male Ruff has found it, as have four Green Sandpipers, two Redshank and lots of Teal. If it stays like this for the next month or so we are going to have an excellent spring for waders, could this be the year that we all add Black-winged Stilt to our Axe lists?? I do hope so! A single Water Pipit showed briefly behind the scrape and a couple of Chiffchaffs were singing from the reserve.

Bridge Marsh showed a couple of Sand Martins lingering about - could these be the first returning local breeders?

A scan over the sea showed the two Slav Grebes were still in the bay, they were closer today and looked even smarter. Otherwise the sea was very quiet.

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