Monday, 10 September 2012

Upton Warren- Roost Birding, Again

Altogether, again, a quite quiet roost, although numbers of Greeb Sandpiper were high, 17, which is a highly impressive count due to the lack of any serious wader passage this autumn.
However, i must say, it was waders that were the highlight of the night, 8 species of wader were on the flashes, including 8 Avocet, 4 LRP (Juv's), Lapwing (c50), 1 Dunlin, 17 Green Sandm 2 Common Sand, 23 Curlew, and this stunning SNIPE. The first one to have returned to Upton this year, and as usual with the migrant Snipe, it was very showy!

Common Snipe, are awsome birds!

It was nice to see LRP had fledged young from somewhere, as none of the 4 juvs were raised at Upton, after the dire breeding season many birds have had!

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