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Sunday, 9 July 2017

Beddington Farmlands, 9th July 2017

A great evening session with Christian C, with a few anticipated and less expected highlights! A Water Rail swimming across the main lake came under the latter category, as did an early Yellow Wagtail overhead. A small number of large gulls on the main lake had a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, a juvenile Herring Gull and a striking 2cy Norwegian-ringed intermedius Lesser Black-backed Gull in their midst. Two Sedge Warblers showing in the southeast corner of the main lake were the first we'd seen on site for several weeks. Over on Hundred Acre, Green Sandpiper numbers around Jim's Pit had grown to 11 while other waders included singles of Common Sandpiper and Little Ringed Plover on the southern lake

Water Rail
juvenile Yellow-legged Gull

striking intermedius Lesser Black-backed Gull bearing Norwegian ring
Green Sandpipers building up...