This afternoon Black Tailed Godwit, Ruffs, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, Lapwing, Snipe, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Great Black Backed Gull
This morning for the WeBS count at Durleigh the Ruff had gone to be replaced by a Wood Sandpiper and three Ringed Plover. Still present were four Green and two Common Sandpiers and five Black-tailed Godwits.
Difficult to locate the waders this morning at 0615hrs as a Peregrine was causing havoc at the west end. Several Black-headed Gulls only avoiding capture by plunge diving into the water. Apart from the Wood Sandpiper , singles of Ruff and Greenshank and a few Green Sandpipers.
Also a noticeable increase in wildfowl numbers ,with Mallard and Teal increasing and the first two Wigeon of the year.
Late yesterday evening ,just before dusk four Ruff flew in from the east , spent several minutes on the mud then flew off high to the north.
Wood Sandpiper still present this morning, along with five Green Sandpipers, two Common Sandpipers and two Greenshank.
Also a female Mandarin Duck noted.
The Wood Sandpiper still present this morning at the west end. Also eight Green Sandpipers and a single Greenshank feeding along the north shore.
The almost daily turnover of wader species and numbers continues, with a Dunlin, a single Ruff, the Wood Sandpiper and up to three Little Ringed Plovers recorded late yesterday evening, along with the Glossy Ibis.
Glossy Ibis feeding non stop at Western end also present
Little Ringed Plover
Ringed Plover x2
Green Sandpiper X7
Common Sandpiper X3
Black Tailed Godwit x6
Glossy Ibis still present this morning along with a good selection of waders. 1 Wood, 10 Green, 3 Common Sand, 2 Greenshank, 8 Blackwits, 1 Ruff, 1 Dunlin and 2 Ringed Plover.
This morning glossy Ibis 1 woodsand 2 common sands 5 greensands 1 ruff 1 greenshank 4 ring plover 5 little egrets
Glossy Ibis still present this afternoon. Also a few Blackwits and Green Sands, a Greenshank and a Ruff.
ibis, greenshank, 4 green sands and a ruff at 19.00 today
Glossy Ibis still present today per messages on pager and Twitter. Also a spread of commoner waders.
A quick visit yesterday afternoon, a Wood Sandpiper and 2 Great Black-backed Gulls also present. Wood Sand was away from the muddy area where the Ibis was.
Glossy Ibis still present this afternoon around 1600, happily feeding on the north shore.
Having seen it, we moved over to nearby Ashford Reservoir (about three miles North West) and were delighted to see an unmistakeable Bar Headed Goose among a large flock of Canada Geese.
Martin - presumably the same Bar-headed Goose that was at Durleigh Res. on 3rd September, along with lots of Canada Geese. Quite an impressive bird, even if not tickable.
Bar headed Goose and Canadian geese now on Ashford.
What a stunning bird. Can anyone say whether this one is a hybrid or pure bar headed?
Glossy Ibis still present at west end of Durleigh at 1345. Water level now very low, but still lots of fresh mud. Waders included Ruff, Greenshank, 5 Green Sands and a Ringed Plover. Viewed from the gate so may not be a complete wader count.
very quiet at Durleigh this a.m. 4Geen sands 1 Glossy Ibis,were the only waders
on offer.Also of interest were 1 Mute Swan,1Little Grebe,10 Heron,4 Little
Egrets,and the Bar Headed Goose was with the Canada's
Waders present this morning were four Green Sandpipers and four Common Sandpipers, however the highlight was a flock of 14 (FOURTEEN) Ringed Plover, easily the highest number recorded here by me. Also of note, the long staying Mandarin Duck, a single Grey Wagtail and c.20 Sand Martins.