Thursday, 28 July 2011

27th July

 Red Kites at Weardley.
 Avocet chick.

 Marsh Sandpiper.

 Spotted Redshank.
 Juv Marsh Harrier.
Little Egret.

A trip out of Calderdale today with an old friend Terry. First stop was Weardley for Red Kites. Birds were further away today and the overcast conditions were not good for taking photos however we did manage seven birds. Next stop Blacktoft Sands for high tide. Marsh Sandpiper still here + lots of other waders, 4 Avocets with 2 chicks, Lapwings, Dunlin, 1 Curlew Sand, Ruff, 1 Curlew, 100+ Black-tailed Godwits, Redshanks, c 20 Spotted Reds, 4 Greenshanks, 7 Green Sands, 3 Snipe, other birds of note, 7 Little Egrets, 1 Spoonbill not asleep, 7 Marsh Harriers, 1 Yellow Wagtail, Grasshopper Warbler and 2 Bearded Tits.

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