Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Ruff Start to Autumn

It was windy and wet at times this morning, but the birds still did us proud. There were great views of Ruff and Curlew Sandpipers with adequate sightings of Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank and Green Sandpipers. Other birds seen included: Osprey, Peregrine, juv Water Rail, Black-tailed Godwit, Snipe, Heron, Kestrel, Redshank, Teal, Shoveler and Mallard.
Ruff (male) - note the leg rings
A Selection of Ruff
Ruff - underwings
Curlew Sandpipers
Curlew Sandpiper
Marsh Harrier
Snipe - note bill opening at the tip!

Hornet - near its nest

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