More shorebirds at the fishponds

Again I made a short visit to my local path. Nothing really changed compared to my previous birding days. Intensive warming forecasted in the next couple of days so migration will develop which was obvious today in the number and composition of shorebird flocks.


Common Redhsank. © Gyorgy Szimuly

Some records:

Eurasian Spoonbill 2
Black Stork 6
Peregrine Falcon 1 imm. female
Pied Avocet 2
Northern Lapwing 3
Little Ringed Plover 6
Eurasian Curlew 4
Whimbrel 1
Black-tailed Godwit 2
Common Redshank 12
Green Sandpiper 12
Ruff 55
Common Greenshank 23
Spotted Redshank 6
Dunlin 28

I observed a not really tender mating of Mute Swans. The female was marked with a yellow plastic neck-ring with a code 98JA.



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