Thursday 11 May 2017

The Edge 11/05/2017

Wombwell Ings - The small wader I tweeted out as a possible Little Stint was flushed by a Crow towards the eastern end of the main pool, before several local birders arrived to confirm the identification of the bird. It was relocated shortly afterwards on the Waderscrape at Old Moor RSPB with the general consensus being it was a probable Little Stint.
 The other highlight of the day was seeing a Cuckoo fly low southeastwards across the ings at 10.15am. Also present were 7 Mute Swan, 28 Canada Geese, 22+6y Greylag, 1 Pink Footed Goose, 2 Shelduck, 22 Mallard, 21 Gadwall, 12 Tufted Duck, 2 Shoveler, 1 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 8 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 8 Lapwing, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 74 BH Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 yaffling Green Woodpecker and 1 Sedge Warbler.

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