A very quiet evening out at Embankment Road Lake Ellesmere this evening. The lakes about the lowest I’ve seen it at this time of year, so there’s not many nice little pools that you’d usually get around now. Here’s hoping we get some substantial rain soon.
Highlight was a single male pectoral sandpiper that had me excited for a while with its rather long bill. About 12-15 wrybill, 8 SIPO, 10 odd pied stilts and atleast 60 banded Dotterel including a few of this years fledglings. No sign of the Rednecked stint, sharptailed sandpiper or second pectoral that have been reported recently.
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I visited yesterday afternoon after Thursday's rain and also saw the pectoral sandpiper (thanks for the tip!) and one red-necked stint, along with the usual suspects of wrybill, stilts, and banded dotterels.
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Glad you were able to catch up with it! I checked on eBird before I headed out and saw someone else had been before me and seen them haha.