So I was pleased to get a Sanderling at Mons Pool on Friday, with a Dunlin and 8 Ringed Plovers (I'd finally got my first Ringo of the spring on the 19th). However, this contrasts with 17 Sanderling recorded over Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Langford, with a turnover of birds showing that stuff was dropping in and moving on during the day(s).
|Sanderling with a Dunlin|
Saturday was unspectacular, with 1 Ringo on Mons (and another 4 which flew over north without stopping), and nothing at all on Sunday. However, it all came together today, with a veritable swarm of waders on Mons - 2 Turnstone, 2 Grey Plover, 2 Dunlin, and 18 Ringos - with another 7 of the latter in the bare potato field to the south of Ferry Lane Lake - plus a drake Garganey. Worth waiting for!
|Grey Plover, Ringed Plover and Dunlin|
|Mud, mud, glorious mud... Mons looking in top shape|