Swale Wader Group

 

In near perfect conditions for catching waders on Sunday night/Monday morning (8/9 October) a team of nine caught 105 birds.

Dunlin 55 and Redshank 22 dominated the catch but there were also 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Curlew, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit and singles of Grey Plover, Knot, Ruff, Teal and Starling. The adult godwits and redshank had completed or were in final stages of moult. The Curlew included a bird with a Dutch ring.