Slimbridge at High Tide

Sunday 3rd August 2008

A very productive morning at Slimbridge WWT with Andy, with a good selection of birds. The highlights were:

Mid Point at high tide
Six Whimbrels, 18 Curlews, a Turnstone, six Ringed Plovers, 25 Dunlins, an Oystercatcher and six Common Sandpipers;

Holden Tower
A Green Sandpiper, a Little Ringed Plover, a Snipe, a Greenshank and four Little Egrets;

Robbie Garnett Hide
Seven Green Sandpipers, two Common Sandpipers, an Oystercatcher and two Stock Doves;

South Lake
Two male Ruffs, a Spotted Redshank, 62 Redshanks and 14 Black-tailed Godwits.

(Photos: Black-tailed Godwit, top, Common Sandpiper, above, Ruff with Redshanks and Black-tailed Godwits, below)


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