Monday, 26 April 2010

Up a creek...

It was grey, cool and very drizzly when I got home, and so I elected on a short trip to Holden Creek for a bit of wader searching...

The tide was well up and the creeks were mud-less, so the majority of shorebirds were out on the flashes. I counted approximately:

120 least sandpiper
12 western sandpiper
1 dunlin
2 greater yellowlegs
1 spotted sandpiper (pic)

There were still around 30 green-winged teal present, but other than a single feeding American pipit and a fly through female northern harrier, there wasn't much else doing.

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