Greater Sandplover Kazakhstan May 2017

20 January, 2013

Cold weather movements continued today at Climping with 2 Woodlarks around Climping school. Offshore 3 Gooseander 2w 1e flew close inshore off Climping Beach and 10 Teal o/s.  71 Dunlin was a good high count around the flooded pools, and the shoreline contained 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, c.70 Sanderling, 15 Grey Plover, 1 Redshank and 7 Med Gull.

 2 Woodcock flushed around the Hotel area today, but no sign of the Little Owl. Large movement of Thrushes continued from the previous day with c. 1500 Fieldfare moving west in large flocks, 50 Redwing, 30 Song, and 5 Mistle Thrush still in the area. Most of yesterdays Golden Plover seemed to have departed with only 13 seen today but an increase in Lapwing with c. 350 moving west.

Best of the rest were 1 Stonechat, 9 Grey Partridge, 1 Buzzard, c. 160 Skylark, 40 Meadow Pipit, 12 Snipe.