Sunday, 20 June 2021

Autumn already?

An adult Wood Sandpiper was at Bank Island this morning, heralding the return wader passage, along with a Green Sandpiper. This seems quite remarkable as we have yet to pass the summer solstice, but is pretty standard really. A nice adult, the Wood Sand sported rather nicely marked upperparts and black barring on the flanks. A Corn Bunting was singing on Wheldrake Ings, and lots of duck broods fed hungrily at the diminishing pools, including flotillas of nine and four Shovelers. 

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