| A Whinchat and two Green Sandpipers also visited Cors Ddyga, while a Spotted Redshank
is in Foryd Bay.
wwt.org.uk/caerlaverock Our recent star sightings have been the green winged teal and spotted redshank
which have provided great views to visitors.
I found my first ever Spotted Redshank
in a small irrigation pool above which hawked Whiskered Terns in newly acquired breeding finery.
Emiquon Refuge in Fulton offered Hudsonian godwit, spotted redshank
, Sabine's gull and western grebe.
Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus), spot-billed duck (Anas poecilorhyncha), and spotted redshank
(Tringa erythropus) were the common species in all five regions (Table II).Of the 27 dominant or common species across all regions, significant differences were detected for 10 species (Table III).
Further west at Titchwell RSPB there were several Spotted Redshank
- still sporting their jet-black summer plumage - and a number of Little Gulls, which are always a joy to see.
The lagoons fill with sea-water on particularly high tides and have been restored to help wetland wildlife such as black- tailed godwits, whimbrel, curlew, redshank, greenshank, spotted redshank
and little egret.
April saw many sightings of wildlife, including the kingfisher, green sandpiper, spotted redshank
, and the swallow, mallard and moorhen eggs also hatched last month.
Vignettes in this collection feature songbirds that hang out in parking lots, ravens that cavort on airport tarmacs, and a rare spotted redshank
Among the ever-increasing numbers observed were the velvet scoter, red kite, kingfishers, cuckoos, buzzards and the spotted redshank
A Garganey, Spotted Redshank
and Ruff are at Foryd Bay, and an Osprey fished there on Monday morning.
Talking of spotting, we have also had a spotted redshank
, in summer this bird is black with white spots and red legs but again can be tricky to find among the other redshanks in dull winter plumage.