24….

….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.

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