Waders are starting to sneak through which is probably bad news really as they are presumably more failed breeders. Curlew, a new LRP, and the autumns first Redshank and Golden Plover, plus a drake Wigeon, have been seen this week along with the years first Tree Sparrow ( from the nearby breeders by the Golf Course presumably)
The undoubted highlight of the weekend was a REDSTART found on the afternoon of the 14th by SC on the Soap Tip. I was first to arrive and the bird showed really well on and off for the rest of the day to most of the regulars - a much appreciated patch tick for me also!
As can be seen from the photos the bird is a very young juvenile - would love to know exactly where this bird fledged !? First 3 photos courtesy of M Hemingway - cheers pal.
The next 3 pictures are my fault - sorry !!
|This is not a juv Redstart ...........its clearly an adult!|