Ecological Experiences

Highlights of the wildlife seen at Swim Coots wader scrape at Hickling 2012

April

Avocets arriving on scrape

April (2)

Avocets mating

April (4)

May
With the water levels far more to the waders liking, May started well with a Kentish Plover on the scrape in the evening (4th). Unfortunately the plover disappeared later in the evening and was only seen by its finder (Mark Crossfield) and myself. A supporting cast of waders included: 10 Knot, 7 Greenshank, 30+ Ringed Plover, 18 Dunlin, 8 Avocet, 3 Whimbrel, Turnstone, 2 Common Redshank and a Common Sandpiper. A Yellow Wagtail was also present.

May (19)
May (13)

Little Gull (flight) with Common Tern

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