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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Killingholme, 8th Aug '22

A beautful, warm and sunny day on the south bank of the Humber at Killingholme, and a relaxed day's surveying along the river. Regular readers will know how much I enjoy my work here, extending back several years now - I get to see it in all conditions, in all seasons and in all its brutally industrial and post-apocalyptic but often bird-filled glory.
This time I had the pleasure of at least 3,260 Black-tailed Godwits - many on the reserve today, although commuting to and from the river (hence nice photo opps) - as well as many hundreds of other shorebirds, from Common Sandpipers to Whimbrels and Avocets to Dunlin. As well as the commoner stuff, it was great to bump into this very smart moulting adult Curlew Sandpiper on the reserve, too. A long but productive day, as they often are here.