Jul 302011

Eleven species of wader were on view at the RSPB Reserve at Blacktoft Sands this morning, including the very rare Marsh Sandpiper.

The bird had been present in the area for nearly three weeks and so it was about time we came to see it. Plenty of superb Black-tailed Godwit and 18 Spotted Redshank along with 12 Green Sandpiper, Ruff, Avocet, Redshank, Dunlin, Snipe, Lapwing and Greenshank completed the wader list. A few Marsh Harrier and about a dozen Little Egret. The best I could do with the Marsh Sandpiper was a half decent digiscoped effort but at least you can see what it is, looking like a very delicate Greenshank..
Year List moves on to 228
IMAGES – Marsh Sandpiper / Black-tailed Godwit / Black-tailed Godwits / Lapwing.

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