Wader minute

A very brief blog post about almost as brief a birding session at Marshside before work – but what a session.

Waders again were the highlight, with 3 stunners putting a smile on my face for the rest of the day. The weather was murky and grey, the pics aren’t great, but the birds were brilliant.

1st was a near breeding plumage Spotted Red feeding in the channel at Junction Pool.


2nd was a new Wood Sand from Halfway Screen – this bird much paler and spottier backed than the 2 birds from Sunday.


And lastly, one of my favourite waders, a Curlew Sand moulting into breeding plumage on Crossens Inner – look at this beauty!


Add to that 3 Common Sand (2 Crossens Inner, 1 Rimmers), 2 LRP (Crossens Inner) and 400 Dunlin across the reserve including this interesting bird with a very dark breast band. Top wader action……..


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