Fishing is under way at the fishponds

I had a short visit to Ferencmajor fishponds to check the drained pond for waders. Most probably due to fishermen disturbance very low number of waders was seen in the late afternoon. The pond looked to be perfect and the warming weather certainly produced enough food supply for migrant waders.

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Number of Little Ringed Plovers is increasing. © Gyorgy Szimuly

Here are the results:
Red-crested Pochard 75 (pond #10)
Pied Avocet 6
Northern Lapwing 8
Common Ringed Plover 2
Little Ringed Plover 21
Common Snipe 18
Common Redshank 1
Dunlin 7
Ruff 32

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Common Ringed Plover became the 143rd species for 2011. © Gyorgy Szimuly

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