25 September 2014

CWP 74:  The juvenile Black Tern still present this afternoon from 1630 until 1715 flying up and down the lake.     Also present 2 Snipe, 1 Ruff, a Common Sandpiper and a Lapwing.  5 Shoveler, 3 Stock Doves, 2 Little Egrets, 2 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 6 Gadwall, a Kestrel and a Buzzard. Also 33 Cormorants on and around the rafts.    Ken Cypher.   John Grearson   

John also saw on the lake margins of the scrape area, but visible from the gate, a slender wader with pale brownish plumage and pale legs, showing only  briefly before moving out of sight, probably onto the scrapes. In size somewhat larger than a Common Sandpiper so it might be the ruff referred to above or a Wood Sandpiper.  Too brief a sighting to be sure but one to look out for.

Greenshank (Ken Cypher)

Greenshank (Ken Cypher)

CWP 68a/b:   Green Woodpecker   Ken Cypher

CWP 305:  2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret and 1 Greenshank   Ken Cypher

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