Saturday 14th July 2007

A good selection of birds, especially waders were at Slimbridge WWT this morning including a Little Egret at Robbie Garnett hide, a Common Sandpiper and two Oystercatchers at Mid Point, two Common Sandpipers, three Little Ringed Plovers (2 adults and a juv), a Green Sandpiper, a Greenshank, two Black-tailed Godwits, 33 Lapwings and a Redshank at Zeiss Hide (also a pair of Swallows nesting in the hide) and 71 Black-tailed Godwits, 88 Redshank, a Spotted Redshank and 240 Black-headed Gulls on South Lake. Also, a dead female Great Spotted Woodpecker was lying next to the path near the Zeiss Hide with a metal leg ring no. RA86996. (Photo of Common Sandpiper: © Paul Masters).


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