More WWT Waders

Sunday 5th September 2010

I returned to see the RED-NECKED PHALAROPE for the third time at WWT Slimbridge again this afternoon, hoping for a closer view but still as distant as it was on Thursday. I was also hoping to catch up with another bird, one I missed in the Spring, and as luck would have it, the juvenile WOOD SANDPIPER flew into view on the Top New Piece (from Zeiss Hide) at 4.20 this afternoon, fed for a few minutes amongst the vegatation, flew calling and posed for half a minute with the ducks and then disappeared again at 4.35pm; I didn't have time to look for it on South Lake. Yesterday there were nice views of juvenile Curlew Sandpipers with two on the Top New Piece and later one on South lake (above) and also a Little Stint on the TNP, plus 48 Dunlin, two Ruff and the RED-NECKED PHALAROPE. Two Spotted Redshanks were on South Lake yesterday and on the TNP today, and up to four Ruff and at least 70 Black-tailed Godwits were also on site between the two areas.

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