Mon 1st Aug 2016
A pectoral sandpiper on the reservoir this afternoon was our third in three consecutive Mondays and it was certainly a case of third time lucky, as we found this one for ourselves. At first we thought that we must have found last week’s Frampton bird relocating, but after studying photos, think it may be a different bird.
The res. is beginning to drop to a nice level with muddy edges, attracting waders. Greenshank, dunlins, common sand, snipe and blackwits accompanied the pec.
Earlier, at Frampton the white-rumped sandpiper showed very well from the East hide. Two wood sandpipers provided great views from the sea wall. A curlew sandpiper was with dunlins and a couple of spotted redshanks were still here. The day again served up 24 waders.
See Ben’s short videos, He certainly seems to have tweaked his gear and technique to give some fine footage. Click on the vids on the right hand side of the home page or click on his twitter heading for more.