This early spring purple patch seems to be continuing with yet another good wader turning up today. This time it was a SANDERLING which I normally associate with later on in spring, if indeed we get one at at all - they are more usually a Farmoor bird. It was working its way back and forth over a narrow strip of mud along the North Reach this afternoon. Apart from that the floods were relatively bare with Storm Katie having blown lots of the birds away. Our BRENT GOOSE is still around and seems fairly settled for now in its usual spot. Yesterday Badger and Ewan managed to see several SAND MARTINS along the river whilst paying homage to the goose.
|A rubbish digiscoped record shot of the Sanderling|