Still with Dunlin from Quantock Hide this afternoon
Relocated from the Quantock View Hide at about 10:40 and distantly watched on far bank edge near 6 roosting Greenshanks; after 10 mins-or-so it flew and was lost behind long grass, looking almost straight out towards the large barns. No further sign up to 11:30 when we left.
The Pec.Sand showed about 0830hrs ,having been looking for about an hour .The bird was near the dirt mound,however workmen in a large van drove across the field behind the dirt mound and walked into marsh talking very loudly !!, Pec Sand not located again .Also 8 Greenshank and a single juv Curlew Sandpiper plus 2 Little Grebes .
Was lucky enough to arrive at the hide just after Dave and Paul found the Pec. Out near the breach were 5 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 1 Ruff and 1 Green Sand. M&F Marsh Harrier also seen.
Incidentally, have been checking Ham Wall regularly for Garganey in recent weeks with no luck. Looks like this autumn may be poor for them there just like last year.
Juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper on WWT Steart Otterhampton Marsh viewed from the Quantock Hide at 14.05,other birds included 8 Greenshank and 4 Black-tailed Godwit a couple of the Greenshank had departed by the time Paul Jennings and myself left showing the waders are on the move
Durleigh Reservoir from 16.oo
Common Sanpiper 2
Great White Egret
Canada Geese 216
again the Greenshank moved out before we left