Thursday, 6 July 2017

More Med Gulls and Waders

A morning visit to Black Hole Marsh showed just 6+ Common Sandpipers and neither of the Greens which arrived the previous evening. The summer plumage Black-tailed Godwit which I had early on Sunday morning was still present but remains on its own.

As seems to be a regular occurrence at the moment, the evening check of the marshes yielded some better/more birds. I arrived a bit after 19:00 and more gulls kept dropping in at BHM. It was amusing at the time because there were a couple of other people in the hide so I said it would be worth scanning through the incoming gulls in case there was a Med Gull in with them. A few seconds later I looked at the group that had just landed and there was a smart adult summer Med Gull in with the Black-headed Gulls. Another 2 Meds soon followed too; this was the first time I'd seen 3 on BHM at the same time as most just fly by us here.

Other birds of note was a single Green Sand and 11+ Common Sands just on BHM, so there are likely a few more in the valley.

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