Monthly Archives: August 2011

29th August 2011 – Curlew Sands everywhere

A couple of hours birding this morning was very rewarding with plenty of small waders on show including at least 10 juvenile Sanderlings and a very impressive count of juvenile Curlew Sands – at least 22 were counted just southeast … Continue reading

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23rd August 2011 – 1st juv Curlew Sands arrive…

The wader numbers have been fluctuating recently, largely due to human disturbance, making for several disappointing visits. Over the last couple of days things have picked up a bit with the first juvenile Sanderlings (3), and juvenile Curlew Sandpipers arriving (maximum of … Continue reading

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8th August 2011 – Spotted Redshank

After hearing about the adult Spotted Redshank yesterday evening I was up early this morning to have a quick look before my 11hr shift. And result, a Spotted Redshank was there, but it was a juvenile rather than the expected adult. Always nice … Continue reading

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7th August 2011 – at long last, a Little Egret…

Well what a miserable day, rain, rain, rain and more rain. Sat at home in the dry I’d convinced myself there would be a rarity strolling around on the mudflats. So I just had to get out there and check just … Continue reading

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1st August 2011 – Walney dip

My day off today so when I heard that a Spotted Crake had been seen at South Walney NR we decided to head south. I’ve seen eight of these in the past but the last one was 7 years ago … Continue reading

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