Wrafton scrape today: This morning just a couple of Snipe - all the Egrets, Ruff and Godwits had gone elsewhere. Still, I was tempted back down this late afternoon, where I met Sue who said the Ruff was back and a Cattle Egret was resting out there too. A while later a few Black-tailed Godwits appeared and settled in for a preen. A couple more groups followed in and soon there were 29 - just as many as the other day. By degrees more arrived, one group with a couple of smaller waders too. These were Knot - in winter plumage. More kept coming in until I counted 133! The most I can remember seeing there was about 96, while Sue recalls seeing 126, so a record number we think. All very lovely in the evening sunshine.

Posted September 20th, 2021 at 7:03 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News