On Sat 6th – Sun 7th August 2016…
Druridge Bay was full of life this weekend with a good variety of birds on show. At Cresswell Pond and Druridge Pools, these included 2-3 Greenshank, up to 12 Dunlin, up to 15 Black-tailed Godwits, (some in their handsome summer plumage), up to 42 Curlew, up to five Knot and a couple of Common Sandpiper, L-R- Plover, Ruff, Snipe and Whimbrel.
Cresswell Pond was very popular on Saturday evening with seven Little Egrets, five Grey Herons and twelve Mediterranean Gulls enjoying the sunny weather.
After a couple of hours of careful searching, I caught up with one of Little Stints, at Druridge Pools. Up to three had been reported over the past week.
At this time of year, anything can turn up and I’m hoping a Spotted Redshank, Pectoral Sandpiper or perhaps even something rarer comes to visit.