Monday 17 August 2015

Spotted Sandpiper

A stunning adult Spotted Sandpiper was at Flow Point from 11:25 this morning until at least 11:50 when I lost it over the back of the point. Initially I chose not to release full details of its location as Flow Point is privately owned and the landowner requested that the bird's whereabouts was not disclosed, but access was agreed this evening on the condition that birders stick to the path and do not stray on to the saltmarsh; access instructions are here. Unfortunately there was no sign of it this evening but hopefully it's still around. Other counts from a belated WeBS included 283 Oystercatchers, 71 Curlew, 20 Dunlin, 11 Ringed Plovers, 4 Whimbrel, 5 Redshanks, 8 Common Sandpipers, 4 Turnstones, 42 Little Egrets, 2 Kingfishers and 2 Little Grebes.

While attempting to relocate the Spot Sand at Passage House this evening Kev and Laurie had a flyover Green Sandpiper; Laurie also saw a Whinchat and a Wheatear on the racecourse.

1 comment:

  1. Another great find Will. Also a Black-tailed Godwit down river of Flow Point early evening.