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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
Spotted redshanks and those spoonbills are still here
Now is the time to see those spotted redshank in stunning breeding plumage - we had 10 today!! Also check out those green sandpipers when you go looking for the spotted redshank at the screen at ousefleet. Marsh harriers are now spending quite a bit of time gliding over the tops of the reeds trying...
24 Jun 2011
Now we have 3 Spoonbills
What a wonderful Saturday on the reserve. We arrived to find we now have 3 spoonbills feeding on first. They quickly decided it was time for a rest so off they went to their normal sleeping spot on singleton - by that island! They then slept until around 3pm before having a short flight to townend to...
18 Jun 2011
Spoonbills continue to entertain
Our two spoonbills are still here and are often seen preening and sleeping on singleton lagoon. Then visiting townend lagoon to feed offering excellent views of them sweeping those bills through the water - often they go round in circles after what they are after. Waders continue to favour marshland...
15 Jun 2011
Spotted redshank are back
Today we arrived on site to find 2 spotted redshank in summer plumage on marshland. This starts us seeing the build up of waders as they return to Blacktoft over the coming weeks and months to take a break before heading on south. Other waders around include greenshank, snipe, avocet, black-tailed...
12 Jun 2011
Spoonbill joins siege of little egrets
This afternoon a spoonbill flew into our singleton lagoon where currently a siege of little egrets have taken residence during the last few weeks. The spoonbill arrived had a little feed and then went to sleep (what they like doing!) and that is the way I left it at half five this evening. The peak count...
29 Jul 2010
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