Alkborough/Toft

Sat 27th.

Lots of great birds at Alkborough, Best of;

12 spoonbills, 3 wearing colour rings/flags, sure they’ve been reported by others.

25 spotted redshanks, most I’ve ever seen at once.

c150 avocet, 175 blackwit, 40 ruff, 4 snipe, 80 golden plover.

ruddy shelduck-on the mud at Whitton sands.

hobby chasing hirundine.

whinchat, male.

6 water rail,(3 juvs.).

marsh harrier, around a dozen seen, mostly over the Trent at Blacktoft.

tawny owl, calling at midday near carpark.

4 juv. turnstones, on Trent bank mud.

Toft res.

2 drake common scoters.

5 common sands.

4 dunlin.

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mudfats, from the tower hide, in the middle is the ruddy shelduck, or is that ruddy shel-dot.
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the two common scoter at toft
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a lincolshire sunrise