22 April 2012

Another day, another tide

Slightly more variety amongst the waders at Goldcliff today. In combination, the pools and pill produced: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Turnstone, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 8 Grey Plover, 44 Knot, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Ringed Plover and 3 Dunlin. There were also three new broods of Lapwing dotted about, a flyover Short-eared Owl and three White Wagtail.

Having pretty much seen all Goldcliff was likely to offer, I joined two other members of the 'Coldra Roundabout Irregulars', pottered over to Northwick Warth,... and failed to see the Red-throated Pipit; year-ticked Little Ringed Plover though and watched a few Wheatears in the rain. That is, they were in the rain, I was dry as a bone, all tucked up snug as a bug in a breeze-block bunker.

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