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Thursday, 16 August 2012
Any wader at Chard res is going to be pretty good (for the res) and today there has been a minor 'fall'. I visited early this morning and had very little indeed, just a single green sandpiper and two common sands but by late morning it was a different story... a couple of juvenile black-tailed godwits (only about the eighth record for the res) had appeared rapidly followed by two greenshank! The greenshank remained distant but the godwits came to about 80ft away.
One of the two greenshank
Apologies for the quality of the video - particularly the greenshank, as it was quite distant.