22nd September 2017. A gloomy afternoon.

A trip up to Carsington in the gloomy afternoon of the 22nd September  resulted in a quik stroll round Stones Island, where on the sides of the causeway a large amount of mud is showing. On here a group of waders were feeding these included 8+ Dunlin, 14 Ringed Plovers and the stars of the show a couple of smart first winter Little Stints. They were quite distant but showed well feeding actively among the little party.

Two Little Stints among Dunlin.

Also present were a number of Little Egrets, I counted 5+ but up to 12 have been seen around the reservoir, the highest ever counts.

Little Egrets.

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