This is a common sight on our lagoons at this time of year. Often spotted redshank will wade into the water and start hunting for food in packs. Around 20 spotted redshank are currently using the reserve. Many of these are in different stages of plumages - some are even still in almost full summer plumage!
Other waders around to get familiar with include green sandpipers, greenshanks, ruff and loads of black-tailed godwits.
Tomorrow and again on Wednesday we will have guides on hand to help you get familiar with these amazing wading birds that are visiting Blacktoft Sands at the moment.
Sunday 7th Aug event has two parts - guides in hides looking at waders and regular minibeast hunts throughout the day. Just drop in anytime throughout the day from 11am to 4pm.
On Wednesday we will have guides in hides from 11am to 4pm, advice on binoculars/telescopes in the marquee and there will be guided walks starting at 2pm. As places will be limited on the guided walks please let us know when you arrive on Wednesday or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
And I hopefully will have some moths to show you on those days. Check out the moth that I caught last night:
MICHAEL the moth in the photograph... will you name that in one.. i and many others wont have any idea
Ok - the moth is called gold spot. I will have the trap out on Friday night so hopefully will have more moths to show you on Saturday 13th Aug