1 Greenshank, 2 Whimbrel…


Tide too low to lure me into a seawatch this morning despite the blow, so it was off to Nels for a lazy afternoon.
Fewer Dunlins (12+) about in the lengthening grass, with 15-20 Blackwits and a nice Greenshank that fed in the open areas of water before drifting down Marshside One and into the longer vegetation.
Two Little Egrets and plenty of noisy Avocets.
A Peregrine ripped through, but shortly after two Whimbrel dropped in before they headed out onto the estuary calling away.


All the waders too far off to allow anything but pants digiscoping – situation normal, but great to play hide-and-seek with them through the channels and grasses.
Chiffchaff and Whitethroat round the Sandplant, gazillions of hirundines and Swifts feeding low, and a Common Tern on the Sandplant lagoon, scowling at the BHG cacophony.

One thought on “1 Greenshank, 2 Whimbrel…

  1. Formby Point seawatch, 0900-1245
    A decent spread of species but yet again numbers amazingly low given the season and overnight strong south-westerlies:
    Common Scoter 6
    Manx Shearwater 6
    Gannet 13
    Great Crested Grebe 1 (In full breeding plumage. What’s it doing on the sea in early June?..should be away making babies)
    Kittiwake flock 3 adults and 6 immatures, south
    Sandwich Tern 7
    Common Tern 1
    Arctic Tern 1
    Guillemot 2
    Razorbill 3


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