Wednesday, 26 September 2018

A few waders!

The Axe Estuary is not conducive to catching large numbers of waders, but that has never stopped the Group from occasionally carrying out autumn catches. Last evening was our fist autumn session this year and eight birds were caught. Not many, but double the number compared with 2017. The terrain is difficult to work on, especially during darkness. On the high tide two Curlews were caught, one a juvenile. All the other birds were juveniles including four male Black-tailed Godwits that were colour ringed, one Green Sandpiper and a male Whimbrel. 

It is hoped to try another session before the end of October.

Colour ringed Black-tailed Godwit

Juvenile male Whimbrel

Juvenile Curlew

Photos Mike Tyler