1 Greenshank, 2 Whimbrel…

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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.

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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.

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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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