Friday, 24 July 2015

Curlew Sandpiper

Nothing new at Shibdon this morning, just the Black-tailed Godwit flock hanging around, so back up the coast.

At Cresswell the Wood Sandpiper was showing well to the north of the causeway along with 6 Yellow Wagtail.

Juvenile Yellow Wagtail
Wood Sandpiper
Up to Newton and almost the first bird seen on the scrape was an adult Curlew Sandpiper, moulting out of summer plumage. Also here were a Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 15+ Dunlin and a pair of Stonechat. Just north of the scrape a Hummingbird Hawk-moth flew from the valerian growing by the cottages, unfortunately not stopping for photos.

Curlew Sandpiper

Not much seen on the way south, but 3 White-beaked Dolphin went south past Snab Point.

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