Spent the afternoon trying to will a few more waders onto the lagoon at Nels without success.
A Little Stint was with the Dunlin. Earlier Ron Jackson had two of the titchy critters there.
At least two large, winter plumage-type long-billed race Dunlins in the flock, and a single Ruff and Curlew dropped into join the Ringed Plover, Blackwits and Avocets etc.

The Stint never really came close enough, preferring the far side of the lagoon, but it looked nice and crisp through the ‘scope.
Yesterday Whitethroats were taking on that “dragged through a hedge backwards” look at Lunt, with the Lapwings there a bit more presentable.

HOM was also quiet over the hot high tides before the weekend, although the super-elegant Arctic Terns there helped pass the time.

3 thoughts on “Whatever.

  1. Two male Yellowhammers singing at Haskayne Cutting NR on Sunday afternoon. Reminded me of my younger days; that and the hundreds of marsh-orchids!

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  2. Red-eyed Damselflies were swarming on Saturday at the Leeds/Liverpool Canal, Aintree. On an 800m stretch between Handcock’s Bridge and the motorway, at least 49 were counted on Fringed Water-lilies. This is the northernmost British population (so far!).

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  3. Marshside 03/06/17

    A Cattle Egret was present for a couple of hours viewable from Sandgrounders Hide.

    3 x Ruff on Polly’s. 2 males in breeding plumage

    A Great Black Backed Gull took a Black Headed Gull chick, but due to the mobbing of the gulls, the chick was dropped into Rainsford’s Lagoon, where it preceded to swim back to land.

    Also seen

    1 Sedge Warbler
    1 Buzzard
    1 Med Gull

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