Monday, 2 May 2011
today: perhaps the quietest day with 2 egyptian geese, greenshank and 2 common sands at arlington early morning. at dusk the little gull and common tern were still present.
sunday: a vocal male garganey, greenshank, 2 green sand, 5 common sand and whimbrel at arlington early morning. off newhaven, poms and black throats were the highlights tho the bushes were very quiet. the original pevensey pool held 7 hobbies with another single nearby. best site however was the midrips where highlights were 3 summer plumage curlew sandpipers and about 1000 barwits. one of the curlew sands was awesome! also present: avocets, greenshanks, knot, turnstones, dunlins, whimbrels, grey plover, 2 little terns, spotted redshank and a drake garganey flew east.
saturday: a wader fest at arlington early morning with 3 greenshank, 4 common sand, oystercatcher, 2 green sand and 6 whimbrel.
at a private and sensitive site up to 5 wood sands recently.