Terek-ish Delight.

An early start was in order, to go for the terek sandpiper at Covenham res. This species was one of the ones on my ‘most wanted’ list (there are quite a few actually), as I’d dipped the Gib. point bird a few years ago.

The news was good upon arrival with the bird showing well, and I was soon enjoying this lovely wader. To me it had a sort of comic character to it. It probably wouldn’t look out of place in a child’s bath tub.

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A black tern dropped in just before I left, birds can drop in here at any time of day, in fact I heard that the single black tern became eight after a while.

A cuckoo was singing somewhere from the far bank.

After Covenham I popped across to the Saltfleet/Theddlethorpe area of coast. Quite a few waders allowed close study at Rimac, with dunlins, sanderlings, ringed plovers, barwits, grey plovers, knots, turnstone and a greenshank, but nothing rare. A cuckoo was here, too.

Butterflies on the wing included wall brown and green hairstreak.

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