….species of wader seen at Frampton marsh. Mon 26th July. Just one short of my PB of 25, a couple of years ago. The place was rammed with birds and birders today. Saw lots of people I havn’t seen for yonks. With BW.
1. ringed plover, plenty of these about, inc some juvs.
2. avocet, not so long ago greatly revered, nowadays somewhat taken for granted. juv pictured.
3. knot, lots of em, sum plumage bird just r of centre
4. grey plover, a few non breeding plumage birds.
5. turnstone, a few more seen later at the witham mouth.
7. broad-billed sandpiper, a real crowd pleaser which was a lot more showy than the one in May.
8. greenshank, several seen and heard.
9. whimbrel, on the saltmarsh, greater numbers towards the witham mouth.
11. Little ringed plover, some juvs around too.
12. little stint, cute.
13. curlew sandpiper,five seen, various stages of moult between summer/winter.
14. pectoral sandpiper, another great attraction on the day, this one a brighter looking bird than the recent west ashby individual.
15. spotted redshank-lovely!
16. black-tailed godwits
17. dunlin, mostly gorgeous black-bellieds with some juvs.
19. golden plover.
20. ruff, usually lots of these here.
21. common sandpiper, photos really get good now- I’ll save the crippler till last.
22. curlew, there were hundreds further out at the witham mouth.
23. green sandpiper,5 or 6 in the reservoir area.
24. snipe, that brown blob in the middle-there’s actually another just to it’s left.