Friday, 1 September 2017

Waders at Fingringhoe Wick

24th August 2017

Still very quiet on the bird front so decided to pop down to Fingringhoe Wick to hopefully photograph some waders, and as is normal practice we stopped off at the Layer Breton causeway for breakfast. Sadly the water levels here are still high, but luckily there were a few Ruff on the banks to keep us occupied.














They were a bit flighty, but that gave even more opportunities.




At Fingringhoe the tide was on its way in and the assortment of waders already present included Dunlin, Knot, Grey Plover and Black-tailed Godwit................




...................including a melee of Ringed Plovers.


In Robbies Hide, events were a little more sedate with just a couple of Redshank in front of the hide.














Here most of the action was out over the river with several fly-bys of Curlew..............




...........................and absolutely thousands of Redshank all making their way to Geedons Marsh.
















There were also a couple of mixed flocks of godwits, Grey Plover and Dunlin.


On the Scrape the seemingly resident Greenshanks were present in record numbers. I counted 51 whereas my previous record was 35!!


Pity about the plastic on the islands, what an eyesore. EWT please note.




But tucked away in the middle of all the Greenshank was a solitary Spotted Redshank. Always worth a closer look.




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