Trio of unusual waders – Little Stint, Pectoral & Curlew Sandpiper, Cley NWT
Last Wednesday the recently rejuvenated Serpentine, Cley NWT, came into it’s own. On the Monday, our duty day, there was a rather obliging Wood Sandpiper, just off of the East Bank. By Wednesday the list of waders had grown to include Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper and a delightful female Red-necked Phalarope! All credit to Adam and the NWT team for the excellent habitat improvement and management work undertaken there in recent months. The only down side currently is that the birds are often rather distant – roll on the new hide! Tonight’s news is that there is a White-rumped Sandpiper in the same spot!
Wood Sandpiper, photo by Jane Williams
Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint
A distant grab shot of Red-necked Phalarope
and an even more distant White-rumped Sandpiper, taken this evening
List of waders seen personally on Serpentine/Arnolds over the last few weeks:
Oystercatcher, Avocet, Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, Grey Plover, Golden Plover, Lapwing, Knot, Sanderling, Turnstone, Dunlin, Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Spotted Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Snipe, Red-necked Phalarope, White-rumped Sandpiper, Ruff & Pectoral Sandpiper.