Monday, 11 July 2011

Blacktoft Sands RSPB

10/7/2011 After two visits to Foulridge this week and a max' count of
8 Little-ringed Plover and 6 Common Sandpiper i took an afternoon trip
with Sean J to Blacktoft to actually see a variety of waders.

A group of 9 moulting adult Spotted Redshank were superb. Four Ruff,
all males that had also started their moult. Three Green Sandpiper,
10 Dunlin and large numbers of Black-tailed Godwit were on the reserve.
There were a small number of Avocets still incubating their eggs, very late!
A couple of Spoonbill and several juvenile Marsh Harriers were also
on the reserve.

Spotted Redshank

male Ruffs


Sedge Warbler

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