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Greylake Waders

Echoing a recent thread - other side of road from Greylake reserve car park (Kings Sedge Moor?) bursting with birds on the flooded land; fabulous sight and sound:

Several thousand Golden Plover (eg 3,000)

Several thousand Lapwing (eg 5,000), including the leucistic bird, white with brown breast-band and wing markings

About 200 Dunlin

12 Black-tailed Godwit

2 Ruff

19 Snipe

Several thousand Wigeon; plus Teal, Shoveler, Mallard

4 Buzzards, responsible for putting the waders up a few times; 1 Kestrel; 2 Ravens; 2 Stonechat

Re: Greylake Waders

A short stop and brief scan (very cold wind) across flooded KSM, from the road-bridge opposite the fishermens car park, gave us 4 Ruff, including 2 white-headed males, 6 Black-t Godwits and 20+ Dunlin this afternoon.

Re: Greylake Waders

At least 8 Ruff present this morning in the mist along with many hundreds of Lapwing. Also a Kingfisher on the sluice near the car park