Sunday, August 31, 2008

A juv yellow wag

Seaforth NR,
I visited hide c first and the juv greenshank was on the scrape again with a redshank. There were 5 yellow wags on the long bank (4 juvs 1ad) and a flock of about 100 goldfinch were feeding on the teasle. A look on the salt water pool produced the greenshank again , 2 little gull and an adult peregrine flushed the lapwings, golden plover, knot, dunlin and godwits. At hide A a black necked grebe was showing in cormorant bay.
It started to rain heavy and a black tern was seen on the causeway but best of all a juv white winged black tern was picked up over the salt water pool by John Donnelly. Its pale wings, dark mantle, lack of breast smudge and white rump confirmed this as a wwbt. It then fed over the freshwater pool and eventually flew over the fence onto crosby marina were it remained most of the afternoon. A cracking bird and the second one this month after the moulting adult on the 10th at seaforth.

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