First off thanks to Stu Warren and Jim G for calls re the Wood Sandpiper at
this evening – I had some great views albeit rather damp ones. I had 8 species
of wader there this evening – others were 2 brief staying Blackwits that flew
off south just a few minutes after they’d dropped in from the north, 1 Green
Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, several Lapwings, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, 2
Ringed Plovers and 2 Dunlin. SW told me he’d had 4 Golden Plover there this
morning, the Ruff again and Greenshank – add to that the Snipe I’d seen there
two days ago and that’s 12 species of wader at one site in Beds – memories of
Rookery South in its heyday. Gypsy Lane East
I left JG still watching the Wood Sand when I left at 7.00pm for a reconstituted evening meal!
I was at the site earlier and had the juvenile RUFF, 3 GREENSHANK, 4 Green Sandpipers, Garganey and other species.....