A good selection of waders were on Brownsea Island lagoon this morning including a small flock of Knot (left), 2 of which were unusually close to the Macdonald Hide, a few Grey Plover, 10+ Greenshank, 30+ Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Redshank, Turnstone and the ubiquitous Oystercatcher. Med Gulls included 2 -3 pairs of adults and half a dozen 1st or 2nd winter birds. Sandwich Tern numbers were approaching 100 and a few Common Terns were also back.
The Black-tailed Godwit (bottom picture) were feeding just off the causeway to the Macdonald Hide - difficult to photograph through the screens, but a missing board in one screen near ground level not only provided a good view of the birds, but a good low angle to shoot from.
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