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Spent some time in Marshland hide today and was delighted when this bird very obligingly landed just outside the hide.
20 Jul 2012
The pack of spotted redshank
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...
6 Aug 2011
Comparison of green and wood sandpiper
Neil j lunn
A photo showing the green and the wood sandpiper together photo was taken from the singleton hide.17.7.2011
18 Jul 2011
The harrier and sandpiper saturday
A quick update on the action at Blacktoft today (Saturday 16th July). Marsh harriers - those young marsh harriers were fooling around all day down at Singleton. Also first chick spotted in bush at the back of First (hopefully see more of these tomorrow!). Sandpipers - Marsh sandpiper present for...
16 Jul 2011
2 July 2011: Ousefleet Screen, Blacktoft Sands A number of this species were present on the reserve today.
7 Jul 2011
Spoonbills, avocets and some waders
A wide variation of birds to see at Blacktoft right now. From our spoonbills to some young avocets to those spotted redshanks. Lets start with those spoonbills . They are sleeping a lot this week - often at the back of townend. These two have been here for three weeks now. Today they left their sleeping...
1 Jul 2011
A wader recap
Even though we still have waders (spotted redshank, black-tailed godwits and some ruff), the main time for waders at Blacktoft Sands has now come to an end. So how was 2010 for waders at Blacktoft? The big one this year was semipalmated sandpiper. A total of 27 species of wader visited the reserve...
9 Nov 2010
Neil j lunn
green sandpiper in front of marshland hide photo was taken 4.7.10
5 Jul 2010
Spotted redshank return
A nice morning on the reserve today with spotted redshank, yellow wagtail, bearded tit and a gilmpse of the bittern. For waders head to marshland where this morning there were 5 spotted redshank (4 in amazing black of their summer plumage), 40 black-tailed godwit, redshank, lapwing, avocet and a green...
16 Jun 2010
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