Saturday, 6 August 2011
Orfordness - 6th August.
A trip over to fantasy island aka Orfordness with Craig and Roy got off to a superb start with a flock of 7 Little Stints! Also present on the Ness were several each of green and common Sands, greenshanks and Whimbrel. 4 Little ringed plover were a nice sight and showed well just of the green trail. A short sea watch produced a juvenile Marsh Harrier in off, a dozen or so Grey Plover and a lone Common Scoter. Passerines were represented by 2 Whinchat, Yellow Wagtail, and a few fresh looking Willow Warblers and Chiffchaff. 2 smart Ruff rounded of a nice day out. Water levels are low so future trips for waders may have to wait until more rainfall maintain levels.