Wader update Monday 16th Aug
The mystery wader present at Blacktoft on Sunday 8th and Monday 9th August has now been confirmed as being a semipalmated sandpiper. Initially this was thought to be a little stint but has now been confirmed as being the semipalmated sandpiper. This is a new wader for Blacktoft Sands visiting us from North America. Have a look at the following photo taken by Mike Ashforth there is another one in our gallery.
Last week we had a total of 22 wader species present at Blacktoft Sands including the semipalmated sandpiper.
Blacktofts wader locations: marshland (ruff), first (wood sandpiper, green sandpiper and ruff), townend (green sandpiper and snipe) and singleton (black-tailed godwits, greenshank, spotted redshank)
Best time for waders: High tides this week are around the middle part of the day.
Wader identification help: Pop in on Wednesday and join a guide in one our hides between 11am and 4pm. There are still places on the guided walk on the 28th August starting at 8am. If you are interested in attending one of the walks then please email email@example.com .
Bird of prey news: Sparrowhawk, merlin, pergrine, kestrel and our marsh harriers present at the moment.
Other bird news: Water rail seen best on Townend but also seen on first and singleton.