Follow in Nigel's Footsteps

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Wader Fest!

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.

Black-tailed godwits

Black-tailed godwits

One of the two greenshank

greenshank

video

Apologies for the quality of the video - particularly the greenshank, as it was quite distant.

What next...curlew sandpiper anyone..?

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