31.08.14. Birdlog

31.08.14. Birdlog

30.08.14. Dunlin flock, No.6 tank, Tony Broome.

Another day another high tide. The sunny weather and position on the banks of No.6 tank was just about right to get some brilliant views of the wader flocks present at high tide.

The eclipse drake Pintail was joined by an eclipse drake Shoveler, the usual Common Teal flock were scattered far and wide on the waters of the tank.

Dunlin were by far the most numerous species with approximately 450 birds, 110 Ringed Plover, a juvenile Sanderling, 2 juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, 7 Little Stint (one partial summer adult), 3 Ruff and a Little Ringed Plover.

The Weaver Bend had 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 30 Redshank and a small flock of Black-tailed Godwit. 4 Whinchat were reported from the Weaver Bend/Lum area.

A mixed flock of 300 Swallow and Sand Martin came in to No.6 tank for a drink and quickly departed. A Hobby was reported over No.5 tank? Again the Peregrine Falcon was visible on the top of the Blue chimney at Weston Point.

Observers: Frank Duff, Don Weedon, Sparky, WSM.

Image by Tony Broome.