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Saturday, 2 May 2015

02nd May 2015: Dunlin

A quick visit late morning revealed very little of note. There was a good number of hirundines with the majority being House Martins, the first Mallard ducklings of the year were along the river and a Common Sandpiper was at the Borrow Pit pool in the Upper Cherwell Valley.

Steve Holliday managed to break the monotony of recent days by finding a Dunlin that had turned up this afternoon. A nice summer plumaged bird. He also had a Grey Wagtail collecting food and eight Great Crested Grebes.

I was happy to see the Dunlin still present this evening. I tried for pictures but most are at least partly blurry as it was very busy feeding and hardly stayed still for a second! It had also been joined by two Little Ringed Plovers.

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