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10 Aug 2017

Today’s sightings

Blue skies are probably the rarest sighting of the week so far!  Its a gorgeous day here with a great selection of birds to come and see, stars of the show currently being the two Wood Sandpiper on the Tack Piece.

South Lake Hides

A nice mix of waders and ducks here including 231 Black-tailed Godwit, 157 Lapwing, 8 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 41 Redshank and 3 Snipe on the wader scrape with around 40 Gadwall with another 30 on the deep lake.  The deep lake also holds a mixture of Tufted Duck and Mallard, but be sure to scan through and test your ID skills of ducks in eclipse.  Hiding amongst the flock are 2 Wigeon, a single Pochard, 20 Shoveler and several Teal.

A Cattle Egret also dropped in to the wader scrape around 11:40am.

Zeiss Hide

A few waders have been pushed in with the tide including several hundred Dunlin, a Greenshank, juvenile Ruff, 62 Lapwing, 12 Redshank, 3 Knot, a Black-tailed Godwit and 3 Little-ringed Plover.  More birds may arrive as the tide reaches its peak.  A single Snipe was bathed in sunshine near the hide.

Robbie Garnett Hide

The two Wood Sandpiper remain this morning with a supporting cast of 6 Green Sandpiper.  Two Cranes flew over towards the Dumbles to join 10 other birds who were seen.