The Gann, Thursday – Curlews, Kingfishers and also Ringed Little Egret


What I anticipated to be a silent go to in the early morning on a weak increasing trend became rather fascinating.

On arrival Reed Warblers were vocal singing and also receiving the tiny reedbed by Jubilee residences and also the initial significant bird was a colour-ringed Little Egret on the coastline (left leg black N on white, best leg black 6 on yellow), which I presume is an English bird – information anticipated in a number of weeks. A total amount of 9 Little Egrets got on the marsh later on. On the shallows was one Greenshank and also 2 teams of Redshanks, completing over a loads and also a singleton on the river had actually angling take on entangled around one leg. The Shelducks were looking resolved, with the juveniles obtaining tough to differentiate from their moms and dads,

A Lesser Whitethroat was feeding in the huge mop shrub at the end of Pickleridge. It appeared like it might have been an adolescent. A couple of appear to be about on every go to someplace in between the parking lot and also the bush on the eastern side of the river. A minimum of 4 Mediterranean Gulls got on the coastline together with 48 Black-headed Gulls Just 2 Curlews got on the coastline, however later on a total amount of at the very least 111 were set up by a canine pedestrian on the marsh, obviously in 2 different teams, which gone by each various other for an image. One Whimbrel called from the marsh after they had actually flown, however was not seen.

Better up the river was a 2nd Greenshank between creek and also there were 2 Typical Sandpipers in high gear bend listed below Whiteholme’s Ranch, which were signed up with by 2 Kingfishers on the financial institution within a number of feet of each various other – also far with my mini extent to recognize age or sex and also no hint concerning their connection as no asking or shared feeding, however it would certainly behave to believe they reproduce someplace near below.

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