Breeding plumage Curlew Sandpiper Steart

 
Mike Moxon
 
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Mike Moxon
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30 June 2020 22:30
 

Still there this evening apparently

 
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29 June 2020 07:19
 

Some cracking photos on Facebook from Sunday morning, so it obviously wasn’t spending all its time at the back of the lake!

 
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27 June 2020 10:41
 

One curlew sandpiper still on Otterhampton Marsh in the rain this morning, as well as a green sandpiper, at least 4 LR plovers, two summer plumage black tailed godwits, redshank, oystercatchers with large chicks and plenty of avocets, with good numbers of young.

 
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25 June 2020 17:31
 

Apparently 2 curlew sand there until 10am this morning & some sandwich terns called in. 12 Blackwit today & c.20 herons / 5+ little egrets catching eels. 2 mute cygnets by quantock hide. A few yellow wagtails & a peregrine took a wader from by the river. A walk around steart point added linnet, juv goldfinch, singing greenfinch, 2 Oystercatcher in field & lots of fledged swallows over the village. Swifts over otterhampton & cannington.

The toilets & hides will still be closed at weekends.

 
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24 June 2020 18:39
 

Had disappeared by lunchtime (edit - was on birdguides again later), but there were 3 knot, a Blackwit, little ringed plovers, male & female marsh harriers (at different times), 2 well grown oystercatcher chicks & at least 10 well grown and 7 small avocet chicks (small in two families). 5 mute cygnets on stockland marsh. Someone also reported 2 med gulls.

 
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24 June 2020 09:55
 

The summer plumage Curlew Sandpiper that has been on Otterhampton Marsh Steart for the last few days was still there this morning at 08:30 from Quantock View hide.