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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Wader Season

                     Redshank



             Common Sandpiper
           Unlucky frog, LBBs supper
                                        Very little shoreline



A late afternoon visit to Oxenhope,( members only ), after a day of thick fog and heavy to torrential rain.
Luckily by 1600hrs it have cleared and the rain held off apart from light showers on a stiff WNW>5.
With high water and very little shoreline I was surprised to get any waders at all but despite that Common Sandpipers, Redshank and Oystercatchers were present, the latter being with the gulls on the south wall which were a scoping job.
A Sedge Warbler was in good voice but keeping down other than a brief sighting whilst a LBB gull flying over suddenly dropped out of the sky into the water and took off again with a frog.
Families of Meadow Pipit and Pied Wagtail were everywhere and sad to see a large adult Roe Deer that had fallen into the overflow and drowned.

2 Redshank
3 Common Sandpiper
2 Oystercatchers
38 LBB gulls
3 Herring gulls
1 Sedge Warbler
2 Willow Warbler
9 Mallard
4 Curlew
8 Pied Wagtail + 5 juvs
Plenty juv Meadow Pipits

All the rain has made very little difference to the Raggalds Flood level and just held
6 Woodpigeons and 3 Stock doves.
BS

2 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Nice to see a great photo of a common sand Brian - I just want it to move to Ogden!

Bradshaw Rambler said...

P.S. the Redshanks snap's a bit special as well!