Tuesday, August 08, 2006

2 more for 204

A visit to Goldcliff late this afternoon, enabled my yearlist to creak forward a little, and finally move past last year's effort. At least 3 green sandpipers from the first platform and a lone wood sandpiper from the second platform were new for this year. Other waders on view were lapwings, 2 snipes, ringed and little ringed plovers, dunlins, redshanks, a black-tailed godwit, a common sandpiper and at least 7 greenshanks. A common tern roosting on a mudbank and male merlin hunting and settling on platform 3 added interest. Especially since I was on platform 2! A couple of clouded yellows and a painted lady were the highlights of relatively few butterflies on the wing.

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