Buff-Breasted & Dotterel on The Dumbles

Saturday 17th September 2011

An excellent morning birding on The Dumbles at WWT Slimbridge with Mike (and the other birders there), the main focus being the juvenile BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER and juvenile DOTTEREL which both showed well (record shots of BBS above and Dotterel below).

A MANX SHEARWATER floated up on the incoming tide spotted by Ian R. distantly , the ID Ian confirmed a bit later by Ian at Middle Point where he had a much closer view. Other birds included a Little Stint, a Curlew Sandpiper and c8 Sanderlings among the Dunlin/Ringed Plover flocks, a Grey Plover, three Knot, three Golden Plover, a Wheatear, three Arctic Terns, a Peregrine and a first-winter Yellow-legged Gull.
Quite a crowd joined the Wader Walk group on The Dumbles:

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