Hudsonian Whimbrel still draws the crowds

7th July 2007 - bright and sunny W4
The Hudsonian Whimbrel again showed well early and late at low tide on Wylock Marsh.
Wildfowl and Waders
At least 2 Whimbrel remain for comparison with the Hudsonian Whimbrel and the first Golden Plover and Knot of the autumn were logged. Waders on this evening tide included 125 Readshank, 5 Greenshank and a single Spotted Redshank.
Breeding Birds
The island's Swift population has already departed, presumably an indication of poor breeding season.
A Marbled Beauty was new for the year.