Monday, 18 April 2011

Marshside RSPB, 17th April 2011

Another glorious April day and an afternoon visit to Marshside to see the summer
plumaged male Ruffs there.
I spent around two hours in Nel's hide, with the highlight being a Little Stint that was a little
camera shy. There were at least 15 Ruffs around and i saw some aggressive behaviour
between the males. One Ruff had a pure white head, neck and belly, again a little camera shy!
Beside the regular birds, there was 6 Wheatears at the sand plant. I called in at Hesketh
out marsh on the way home and of note was: Short-Eared Owl and Merlin there.


distant Little Stint



copulating Avocets

after mating the birds preened each other

Ruff fly-by

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