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08 Oct 2017

Autumn sunshine

Zeiss Hide/Top New Piece

A good selection of waders in the warm autumn sunshine today, a late season juvenile Little-ringed Plover joined 7 Ringed Plover, 13 Snipe, 29 Ruff, 212 Lapwing, 1 Red Knot, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 10 Little Stint, Spotted Redshank, 226 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper and 536 Teal. The Black-tailed Godwits and Redshank also moved here to feed today.

South Lake

57 Shoveler, 112 Teal, 53 Mlaard, 131 Tufted Duck, Avocet, 249 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Red Knot, 4 Ruff, 24 Redshank, 136 Lapwing, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 12 Snipe, 1 Dunlin, and 8 Pochard among the highlights.

Rushy Pen

Spotted Redshank and Little ringed Plover seen with a Ruff. 102 Mallard, 12 Lapwing, 2 Little Grebe, 26 Tufted Duck, 14 Coot, 28 Moorhen, 4 Shoveler.

Holden Tower

Two Marsh Harriers, Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Song and Mistle Thrush and Redwing.