29th July 2013

Evening update: the Dams hosted seven Ruff, Five Wood Sandpipers, two Greenshank, five Dunlin, two Black-tailed Godwits and a Green Sandpiper through the course of today.

Update for the last few days: It’s been mostly about the waders of late, with an impressive array of species either dropping in at the Dams or heading south / dropping in at the Brigg. At the Dams, the best of the bunch so far was a confiding trio of three Avocets, as well ¬†as four Wood Sandpipers this morning, up to six of both Green and Common Sandpipers, up to four Greenshank, up to two Black-tailed Godwits, up to 56 Lapwing, up to six Dunlin, and up to four of both Ruff and Common Snipe.

On Brigg and / or sea-watches, Knot, Sanderling, Turnstone and Whimbrel have been especially numerous, with Purple Sandpipers, Ringed Plovers, Dunlins, Black-tailed Godwits, Redshanks and others making up the (plentiful) numbers.

Expected but welcome migrants include several Hobbys, more Little Egrets, small numbers of Little Gulls, at least two Pomarine Skuas and a Little Tern south.

Avocets at the Dams (Mark Pearson)

Avocets at the Dams (Mark Pearson)

Avocets at the Dams (Mark Pearson)

Avocets at the Dams (Mark Pearson)