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Lake Ellesmere Reported by Stephen Wratten

Colin Hill and I went from Greenpark Huts to Yarr’s

Virtually none of the fancy stuff from a week ago was around but we found:

Greenpark 10 B Dotterels (inc 4 juvs) 10 stilts

Jarvis/Embankment Rd

2 banded dotterel 66 wrybill 117 stilts 10 pied oystercatchers 2 red-necked stints 133 bar-tailed godwits 17 red knot […]

Lake Ellesmere Reported by Wratten Steve.

Colin Hill and I went from Yarr’s Reserve in the west to Greenpark Sands in the east

At Yarr’s we got:

110 godwits (Colin had found 167 there 2 days earlier) 30 stilts At Embankment road there were: 52 wrybill 4 banded dotterel

On the gravel of Embankment Road there was a mixed finch flock […]

Embankment and Jarvis Roads then to Yarr’s Reserve Reported by Steve Wratten

Colin Hill and I went to Embankment and Jarvis Roads then to Yarr’s Reserve I banded Dott at Jarvis

Emb. Rd had

wrybills and stilts and banded dotterels (se overall totals below) and we re-found last week’s black stilt-in very good light this time Bands were definitely : Right (above the foot) green over yellow […]

Terns and stints at Lake Ellesmere Reported by Steve Wratten

Colin Hill and I went from Greenpark Huts in the east to Yarr’s Reserve to the west We found

Greenpark

122 banded dotterel 19 pied stilt 12 royal spoonbill 1 wrybill

Jarvis Road

3 red-necked stint (winter plumage) 6 wrybill 10 banded dotterel

Embankment Road

66 pied stilt 3 wrybill 10 banded dotterel

Yarr’s

5 […]

Arctics’ still at L Ellesmere Reported by Stephen Wratten

Colin Hill and I went to Embankment and Yarr’s and found….. not much-then hit gold at Greenpark Huts

Totals for all areas combined:

pied stilt 246 mute swan 8 banded dotterel 75 (one ad.) wrybill 17 spoonbill 26

At Greenpark:

sharp-tailed sandpiper 1 (summer plumage)

red-necked stint 19 (some in summer plumage)

Cheers Steve

Lake Ellesmere Reported by Steve Wratten

Colin Hill and I went from Embankment Road to Yarr’s Reserve and found;

White heron 6 (on Colin’s deer pond earlier that day); one at Yarr’s later

b-t godwit-6 (winter plumage)

wrybill 24

black-billed gull 299 in an irigated paddock 1km from Emb road gate white-faced heron 105 in same paddock catle egret 1 […]

Lake Ellesmere Reported by steve Wratten

Colin Hill and I went to Embankment Road, Yarr’s Reserve and then to Clark’s Road The only ‘Arctics’ we found were godwits-see below

Embankment/Yarr’s

39 wrybill 49 banded dotterel 81 pied stilts 6 mute swans 10 bar-tailed godwits ( 4 in summer plumage)

Clark’s 33 wrybill 12 banded dotterel 15pied stilts

The lake is obviously […]

Yarr's Reserve

Yarr’s Reserve area seems best at the moment tho recent rain and southerlies have delivered nice pools at Embankment Road too (tho nothing much there )

Jan 26 4 curlew sandpipers at Yarrs-found by Colin Hill

Jan 28 Colin and I went from Yarr’s to Embankment-most stuff at Yarr’s

5 wrybill 92 banded dotterel (one […]

Gull-billed tern at Lake Ellesmere Reported by Stephen Wratten,

Colin Hill and I went to Yarr’s Reserve, then Embankment Road

Wind: strong, cold northeast Mud: deep and boot-sucking Lake level: 0.7 m

At Yarr’s, there were:

1 Gull-billed tern. A winter adult/first-winter bird . Robust black bill, black legs., conspicuous and wide dark mark thro eye but crown, forehead and nape white. At least […]

Lake Ellesmere Reported by Stephen Wratten

Colin Hill and I found these in a tight bunch (some showing a bit of territorial behaviour-extended neck posture)) west of Embankment road and east of Yarr’s reserve

Other birds seen from Yarr’s to Clark’s Road were:

Yarr’s 88 stilts 10 banded dots

Embankment

365 stilits 135 banded dots 9 pecs (yellowish legs seen)

Clarks

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