Sunday, 14 July 2013

A total of 15 Common Sandpipers were seen all around the coast at high tide, illustrating the movement of waders occurring at the moment. Also on the wader front, three Whimbrels, 11 Redshanks and two Dunlins were noted.
Inland, three Willow Warblers were new in Plas Withy, and 25 Swifts flew overhead.

 The numbers of Common Sandpipers are gradually increasing
 One of the three Whimbrels seen today bore the colour rings Red/BTO, Yellow/Red. This combination was used on a Whimbrel which was ringed on the 28th of April this year. Certainly shows the positives of colour-ringing the apparently migrant bird which move through during the spring
All the Ringed Plover chicks have unfortunately passed away, although at least we finally have a pair of Ringed Plovers again, which will hopefully return next year

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