If it ain’t Ruff

Back from my week in London looking at gulls, it was a nice change to be back at Hesketh with a mix of waders.

The water is still too high – Looks like Martin Mere is the only place in the area with good mud edges, well done Andy on the LBD, it looks like a cracker!

Avocet, 30+ Dunlin, same Ringo, 10+ Greenshank, 2 Spotted Red, 4 juv Ruff amongst the usuals. Highlight was a Turnstone – still rare here, but certainly becoming more regular.

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Supporting cast of GWE, big dark juv Peregrine, Marsh Harrier, multiple Yellow Wags, Willow Warbler and Wheatear.

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Good to be back, but hope this weather burns some of that water off quickly…….