Tuesday, 6 August 2013
At last a DUNLIN
Tuesday 5 August continued very warm (21 degrees C) but with extensive cloud. Late morning, with Steve Blake away in North Norfolk, Alan Gardiner discovered a summer-plumaged DUNLIN at Tyttenhanger Main Pit, the bird still being present when I visited from 1300-1400 hours. Incredibly, this represented my first of the year in Hertfordshire - that's how rare passage waders have become in the county. The spit also held 2 adult Common Gulls and an adult Argenteus Herring Gull, with 4 Mute Swans on the marsh (family party) and 27 Greylag Geese.