Friday, September 3, 2010

A quick look at Ranarpsstrand

Number 2 and I managed an hour and a half out in the field at Ranarpsstrand this morning on an otherwise busy day. The star bird was a close flyby by the dark phase Arctic skua that has taken up residence in Skälderviken, a 1K bird. A few duck about with 20 wigeon, seven pintail and one tufted duck notable. Waders represented by single greenshank and common sandpiper, 32 golden plover and about a dozen dunlin.

'Scoping out to Grytskären produced some distant waders, two of which were turnstone, another common sandpiper and about six dunlin. No sign of any early purple sandpipers.

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