Monday, 27 July 2020

Wader Movement

Not sure who found this Cattle Egret, but being only the fourth for Northumberland it was a great discovery. Never got close and I wasn't going to use the hide (only space for three 'safely').

Today was a good day for waders. The weather was awful but plenty of birds were visiting the wetlands.

This Pectoral Sandpiper was always distant.


3 Greenshank, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Ruff (juv), 6 Dunlin, 6 Redshank, 8 Black-tailed Godwits. All these waders were constantly being chased by the Avocets and many departed quickly.

East Chevington

Further North the numbers of birds were even better.

40 Redshank, 150 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 5 Knot.

I shall have to make return visits later today because the were birds arriving and departing all the time.

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