July 9th   Leave a comment

We have had 23 millimeters of rain since the start of July, but the bright side of this is the pools up at the crossroads (of the B940 and the B9171) have been topped up with water. They are still proving good for waders. There has been a green sandpiper on the pool north of the road for the last couple of days, and a greenshank popped in briefly to the pool to the south this morning. I heard a greenshank calling passing high above the pool (they have a clear ringing whistle “tew – tew – tew”) and whistled back. Within half a minute a greenshank dived down to land in the pool obviously hoping for company. Unfortunately the resident lapwings (still with at least one chick) then chased it and it left after a couple of minutes. It all bodes very well for later in the season when wader passage really gets going.

Greenshank - this one is on the rocky shore. They are at home on freshwater pools and the seashore alike.

Posted July 9, 2011 by wildcrail in Sightings

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