[MEGA] LONG-TOED STINT, Lake Ellesmere

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Re: [MEGA] LONG-TOED STINT, Lake Ellesmere

Postby gmckinlay » Wed Jan 11, 2023 4:07 pm

Still present yesterday - beside a wet vegetated area closer to Clarks than to Jarvis. With early morning sunlight the upperparts looked distinctly browner than the red-necks and that enabled me to pick it up at distance. It then took some time to view the legs well, including a couple of periods when I lost it completely.
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Re: [MEGA] LONG-TOED STINT, Lake Ellesmere

Postby sav » Fri Jan 13, 2023 6:28 pm

Hi all,

The Long-toed Stint was present yesterday afternoon, between Jarvis and Clark's Rd. It was with about 15 RN Stints and a mass of Banded Dots (and a couple of Pect and 3 Sharp-tailed Sands). A harrier put the whole bunch of small waders up and they disappeared towards Embankment Rd.

A long trudge there and back yielded nothing at all except a dozen or so Bandies.

This morning I went back and set off from Jarvis towards Clark's. Almost nothing to be seen at all - one Wrybill, one Turnstone, maybe 40 Bandies so I started back towards Jarvis and then encountered loads of birds - I presume this was the place where Fraser first found the LTS since both Pect Sands, 3 Sharpies and the breeding plumage Marsh Sand were all there. Unfortunately, the bulk of the RNStint flock was not there (just 6 present) and neither was the LTS.

About 300 Banded Dots, about 40 Wrybill, and 10 Turnstone were with the stints and sandpipers in a small area, where they certainly were not about 3 hours earlier.

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Re: [MEGA] LONG-TOED STINT, Lake Ellesmere

Postby FraserGurney » Fri Jan 20, 2023 12:17 pm

The long-toed stint was seen by Phil Hammond and myself on Tuesday 17th, roosting with 471 banded dotterel, 49 wrybill and 42 red-necked stint in the Clark's Road area. Also present were 5 red knot, 5 ruddy turnstone, 3 sharp-tailed sandpiper and the marsh sandpiper.
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Re: [MEGA] LONG-TOED STINT, Lake Ellesmere

Postby Adam C » Fri Jan 20, 2023 6:18 pm

Great views this morning.

As a note the bird is starting to colour up and really stands out from the RNS in the right light. Magic encounter this morning with the birds happily feeding around me while I was 'crocodiled' in the mud.

Sharp-Tailed Sandpipers also doing courtship displays and some incredible little dog-fight flying displays between some of the Red-Necked Stint that I haven't seen before.
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Long-Toed Stint
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Re: [MEGA] LONG-TOED STINT, Lake Ellesmere

Postby Stevex2 » Fri Jan 20, 2023 6:47 pm

Stunning pics Adam

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