Second calendar year Robin, note moult contrast in greater, median and lesser/marginal coverts. Whaddaya mean you don't age your Robins?! Slackers!
15 April 2016
The incoming trickle
Did the high tide at Goldcliff. Nothing outrageous but the Glossy Ibis reappeared, heard a Yellow Wag, had at least five (probably seven) White Wag, a Lesser Whitethroat was rattling away behind the second (formerly third) viewing platform and three Wheatear graced the bund/sea-wall. Amongst the waders, nine Knot plus single Spotted Redshank and Greenshank were about the best. A quick scan of the grasslands near Boat Lane produced 200+ Sand Martin plus a few Swallow.
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