Wrafton scrape etc.

So after yesterday's excitement with the Ibis, I arrived once again armed with my 'scope. No sign, but I could clearly see that there was a Godwit or two, or was that second one a bit smaller? Bins revealed a rather smart-plumaged Ruff. So once again out with the camera. The photos do not do it justice. It was even showing signs of the 'ruff' growing!

Common Sandpiper under the Tesco Bridge(!) and another under the bridge over to the reserve. Possibly heard a Whitethroat in the reserve. Did see the male Stonechat in there. Growing numbers of both Reed and Sedge Warblers around Sherpa, where yet another Common Sandpiper was by the main pond. Compared to late yesterday evening when there were hundreds of Swallows and Sand Martins, hardly any this morning.

Male Ruff
Male Ruff

Posted April 30th at 1:26 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News