Category Archives: Waders

‘Tundra’ Ringed Plovers

Late spring sees small flocks of Ringed Plovers inland, moving north. Most, if not all will be ‘Tundra’ types, probably of the Scandinavian/Russian/Siberian race tundrae, but possibly also psammodroma, which breeds no further away than Iceland, with its range extending … Continue reading

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The Stanford Stilts

An early morning visit to partly-drained Stanford Reservoir paid off handsomely for Mel Farrar, today, with the discovery of three Black-winged Stilts close to the northern end where, fortunately, they remained into the evening. Six together at Slimbridge, Gloucestershire yesterday … Continue reading

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Juvenile Turnstone at Stanwick

Turnstone: does what it says on the can I spent a good hour with the Turnstone at Stanwick Lakes yesterday. It was pretty quiet there otherwise and the Turnstone was busy feeding, non-stop, on one of the Visitor Centre Lakes. It’s … Continue reading

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On Tour: a Godwit with ‘Previous’

Barely is spring over and autumn wader passage has begun. June usually sees the first Icelandic Black-tailed Godwits moving south through the county and the group of three found by Kim Taylor at Summer Leys on Friday included one particularly … Continue reading

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The Stanwick Red-necked Phalarope

A first for Stanwick Northamptonshire’s 20th Red-necked Phalarope chose Stanwick GP as a stopover on its way north yesterday. Found by Steve Fisher on the A45 Lay-by Pit early in the evening, this first for Stanwick gave ample opportunity for … Continue reading

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Travels of a Migrant Dunlin

7th August. The day Hollowell Reservoir was ‘Dunlin-bombed’ by a record flock of around 440. Included among them was this flagged and ringed adult. Based on the flag colour and ring combination, initial research revealed it had been trapped and … Continue reading

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Avocet ‘Invasion’ Sparks Mini-Twitch

Avocets are scarce passage migrants in Northants, mainly in spring, but they are by no means annual. When Bob Bullock found one at Clifford Hill Gravel Pits yesterday morning it seemed like we had achieved our year’s quota for 2015. … Continue reading

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