Friday, September 4, 2009

Year-tick - sanderling at last!

Desperate no more - two sanderling finally arrived on the patch today

Mrs B went back to work this week after 18 months of maternity leave and we are all getting used to the new regime. Having spent the last two days looking after the kids and cleaning the house I was desperate to get out for a walk. Headed out for an evening session at Torekov in a strongish southerly and driving rain - nice. Plenty of waders about at the rev with dunlin (60), knot (2), redshank (5), wood sandpiper (1), ruff (1), snipe (1), ringed plover (30) and grey plover (2). But the star birds were two cracking first-year sanderling - an overdue addition to the year-list. Nice one! Another surprise was flock of 13 shoveler - my previous best count on-patch was four.

On the way home checked out Påarps Mal (no shags in the roost) and Glimminge (muppets flushed all the birds).

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