Monday, 23 April 2018

Not a bad patch


Evening visit to Wheldrake Ings which is still flooded although all hides are now accessible. 14 Whimbrel had come into roost by 8pm, while two male and one female Garganey cavorted on the refuge, with another drake in the Teal flock on the main flood. At least four Little Egrets flew back towards the heronry as the sunset.

Poor phonescoped images of the three Garganey on the refuge. One drake seemed to be dominating proceedings and the other kept trying his luck. 


Gorgeous Icelandic Whimbrel, having travelled back from their wintering grounds in West Africa are now feeding and resting before their next leg, back up to their breeding grounds in Iceland. With high water levels, they are roosting conveniently for us, right in front of the Tower Hide.

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