A remarkable record of a colour-ringed Little Stint which had been ringed in Norway this Autumn was seen on No.6 tank this morning. The finder Greg Baker did some detective work and narrowed down its previous location at one of three sites in that country. He asks if anyone sees this bird to attempt to read the three letters on the yellow ring and hopefully we can narrow it down further – Giske OS located in northwestern Norway, Revtangen OS located in southwestern Norway and Jomfruland located in southeastern Norway.
No 6 Tank: 5 Curlew Sandpiper (1 adult and 4 juveniles) arrived with the main Dunlin and Ringed Plover flock just after 10 am. 4 juvenile Little Stint were already present (including a colour-ringed individual whose origins it will be interesting to investigate) as were 12 Ruff and a single Black-tailed Godwit.
9 Greenshank were roosting at the secluded pool also on No.6 Tank and 5 Chiffchaff were counted along the top track.
A large flock of wagtails and pipits on the dry mud included 3 Yellow, c30 White and 50 Pied Wagtail along with plenty of Meadow Pipit and a few Skylark.
Earlier at the Weaver Bend: 4 Pintail, 26 Black-tailed Godwit, 51 Redshank, 4 Little Grebe and 4 Chiffchaff.
Observer and images: Greg Baker.