Saturday 6th August
Since its now Monday evening as I write this, I can't remember too many details about Saturday now, which is why I always try and write my day's account up on the actual day, but wasn't able to due to illness.
Dauke's Hide NWT
6.30am. 1 Spoonbill flew west over the boardwalk as I walked to the hides. 4 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers, 4 Egyptian Geese amongst approx. 195 Greylag Goose that landed on Pat's Pool. 4 Curlew, 1 Little Gull and several Spotted Redshanks.
North Scrape Hide
8.15am Pectoral Sandpiper - re-found by Eddie M. thanks! x. 1 Wood Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpipers, 3 Yellow Wagtails, 125 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint, 3 Snipe, 1 Spoonbills, Linnets, plus usual avocets, redshanks, shelducks, etc. James M. and other several other birders in the hide. We all stayed longer in the hide than we all wanted to, as it was pouring with rain! As I said .... you look forward to going out in the rain searching for rares in October, but there is no point in getting wet unnecessarily in August!!!
After cup of tea in the V.C......
With Eddie M. and Andy J. 11 Spoonbill, 1 Yellow Leg Gull, Whimbrel, Greenfinch, 5 Green Sandpipers, 3 Little Gulls, Shelducks, Goldfinches, Marsh Harriers and 2 Hobbies together at 12.45pm.
With Eddie M. late afternoon. Another Hobby, 6 Spotted Redshanks, bearded tits (heard only). A single Reed Bunting was feeding along the path. Nothing else really of note.
Walsey Hills NOA
Went here briefly to see if the middle path has been cut, which joins the public footpath at the bottom – it hasn't.