Saturday 30th August
New birds on Saturday were in at the Dams – eight Black-tailed Godwits. These were somewhat overshadowed by the nine species of mammal: Fox and Squirrel, three shrew species, two voles and Wood Mouse, mainly in traps at East Lea. Waders at East Lea still include 12 Ruff, six Greenshank and lots of Snipe. Though not given to prediction, I would advise wader watchers to be at the Dams on Tuesday morning; the island at East Lea (pictured above) is being worked on and disturbance is unavoidable.
Both the Pygmy Shrew (all 2.5gms of it) and the island, by Mike Day.