Friday, 15 May 2009

15th May - Sightings

Bassett North - Little Tern till c12.30pm then flew along river to North (P Hyde, P Sofley). Wader numbers hard to give totals due to constant movement. Below are minimums. 5 Knot (2 still late pm), 14 Turnstone (5 Still late pm), 2 Sanderling, 92 + Dunlin (42 flew south), 1 Grey Plover, 50+ Ringed Plover, 3 Greenshank, Common Sand (P Sofley, J Harris, TP, J Allen et al). 14 Arctic terns this am only (P Hyde).
Fisher's Mill - 2 Garganey (m,f) still, 3 YL Gull, Little Egret, Lesser Redpoll (P Sofley, J Harris, A Archer et al)
Kingsbury - 6 Dunlin, 2 Common Sand, 2 Ringed Plover on Cliff Pool (J Harris)
Ladywalk - Whimbrel, Greenshank, Dunlin (WMBC)

The water levels at Bassett are rising rapidly with few waders present late evening (Just 4 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover for example). Unfortunately it will be completely flooded tomorrow.

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