Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A couple of Lapwing, four Whimbrel, six Redshank and 11 Common Sandpiper are the only new waders and a Greenfinch is the only obvious change inland. We celebrated completing the Heligoland trap revamp with a walk down to the beach where we found that the second brood of Ringed Plovers had just hatched.

Approximately 10,000 pairs of Ringed Plover breed in Britain and Ireland, around 80% of the nominate race. The single pair nesting here has done well this year having already fledged three young prior to these three hatching. Sadly the remaining egg has failed. (c) Richard Brown

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