Tuesday, July 18, 2006

WWT Slimbridge sightings 18 July 2006

18 July 2006 A scorching hot day with heat haze inspired little birding. The Top New Piece had juvenile Garganey, 1 Spotted Redshank, 20 Redshank, an adult male Ruff in breeding plumage was new in, 45 Teal, the Fox was back, 60 Lapwing, 5 Green Sandpiper and 3 Snipe along with many other commoner birds.

South Lake provided the refuge for 66+ Black-tailed Godwit, 30 Redshank, an adult summer Mediterranean Gull (different to Sundays bird, so the third in three days) and a general increase in loafing gulls. Two Knot in breeding plumage were seen on the river.Two Green Sandpiper were on the Tack Piece scrape.