Wednesday, 26 July 2017

The day of the Common Sandpiper

Sundays start time couldn’t have been better timed as Jon & I had a male Hobby hunting a House Martin over Pophills giving us outstanding views. The species which stood out during the visit was the Common Sandpiper, 11 were counted no doubt brought in with the heavy showers.
Other highlights recorded were 32 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 10 Mute Swan, 172 Greylags, 93 Canada Geese, 14 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 143 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 4 Pochard, 56 Tufted Duck, a Red Kite, 182 Coot, family of 4 Oystercatcher (doing well), 5 Little Ringed Plover, 20 Lapwing, 3 Green Sandpipers, family of LBB Gulls (two young), 35 Black-headed Gulls, 2 Common Terns, 1 Kingfisher, 50 Sand Martin and a Yellow Wagtail.

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