A birding diary from the Cotswold Water Park in Glos/Wilts, and further afield....
Saturday, 29 September 2012
29 Sept - An excellent selection of waders at Slimbridge this morning - the juvenile Red-necked Phalarope on the pools distantly from the Holden Tower (photo, copyright Martin McGill), and 2 Curlew Sandpipers and a Little Stint out on the estuary with the Dunlin, also a Sanderling with the Grey Plovers which numbered about 40.
From the Zeiss Hide, 2 smart Spotted Redshanks going into winter plumage with the Redshank flock, also a Greenshank. A Knot also close to the hide and a Kingfisher calling.
The Long-billed Dowitcher on South Lake with 150+ Black-tailed Godwits.