Monday, August 31, 2009

Birding - 31/08/09

A red kite was searching the foreshore at Ranarpstrand today.

No surprises that I fancied a crack at the red-necked phalarope at Torekov at dawn. No joy though, the bird had flown. A few waders here included spotted redshank (1), redshank (4), common sandpiper (4), ruff (2), knot (1), dunlin (50), turnstone (1), little ringed plover (2), ringed plover (3) and grey plover (3). Also two whooper swan.

Later on in the day walked between Lervik and Ranarpstrand. Highlights at Lervik included pintail (2), redshank (9), greenshank (1), common sandpiper (5), ruff (3) and knot (3). Grytskaren had more knot (2) and at least 15 wheatear. Ranarpstrand produced wigeon (3), greenshank (5), snipe (1), dunlin (1), knot (2) and golden plover (1).

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