High tide highlights

Freiston shore 03/08/2015

The tide was quite a goodun, the saltmarsh and reclaim area was entirely covered. Lots of waders were pushed up.

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6 curlew sandpipers were on the lagoon.

A little stint was on the reservoir.

Whimbrels perched on posts, with others flying south, lots on the saltmarsh 50+ seen. 2 on the reservoir. Plenty of curlews, too.

A couple of thousand oystercatchers preened and rested on the lagoon.

Lots of dunlin, knot, turnstones and redshanks also on the lagoon.

4 little ringed plovers on the reservoir.

At least 40 grey plovers, a few on lagoon, most on saltmarsh, some in spanking breeding plumage.

A few barwits and blackwits.

8 green sandpipers on the shooter’s pool.

3 common sandpipers, greenshank.

Avocets all gone!

There were a few raptors about, with peregrine, hobby, marsh harrier, kestrel and my first merlin of the autumn.

Quite a few yellow wags seen,mostly juveniles. Corn bunting and grey partridges showed along the wetland trail.

curlew sands, redshank, blackwit and oycs.
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Sketch of the day.

Grey plover. Marker pens.