Saturday, 3 September 2011

Waders And Wigeon

Bun texted me this morning to say a message had come on his pager about a Curlew Sand on Black Hole Marsh. This would be our first of the year so I went down there pretty sharpish.

There was indeed a Curlew Sandpiper present, a juvenile viewable distantly from the Island Hide. There were lots of other waders about too, with the following noted; seven Ringed Plover, one Little Stint (yesterdays bird), 15 Dunlin, two Knot, three Ruff, nine Greenshank, nine Blackwits and three Barwits...

Can you get a more noticeable size difference between sexes of the same species?? The male is just HUGE!

Nice to see a few ducks about too, with my first four Wigeon (pretty much bang on cue) and 15 Teal...

Distant and silhouetted Wigeon!

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