Waders to terns

Bird Watching (UK) - - UK Bird Sightings -

At least four pairs of Black-winged Stilts nested in North Kent, all fail­ing at the crit­i­cal stage ow­ing to nat­u­ral pre­da­tion. The first-sum­mer Semipalmated Plover con­tin­ued at Tacumshin (Co. Wex­ford) un­til at least mid-month. A male Ken­tish Plover vis­ited The Naze (Es­sex) on 4th, an adult Pa­cific Golden Plover was at Titch­well RSPB (Nor­folk) on 18th and adult Amer­i­can Golden Plovers at Rye Har­bour NR (East Sus­sex) from 1st-5th, Tacumshin Pools (Co. Wex­ford) from 6th-9th and Bea­con Lane Ponds NR, Kilnsea (East Yorks) on 22nd. In Wales, a Broad-billed Sand­piper ap­peared with Dun­lin at Gro­nant (Cl­wyd) from 11th-12th, mov­ing to Kin­mel Bay, NE of Towyn (Cl­wyd) next day and then Gold­cliff Pools (Gwent) from 18th-21st. It then re­turned to Gro­nant on 22nd. A Spot­ted Sand­piper made a sur­prise visit to Brent Reser­voir (London) on 11th. The Hud­so­nian Whim­brel con­tin­ued over­sum­mer­ing west of Per­ranuth­noe (Corn­wall) at Boat Cove, a Buff­breasted Sand­piper at Hick­ling Broad (Nor­folk) on 9th and a Stilt Sand­piper at Carse­breck Pools (Perth and Kin­ross) from 24th-25th. A Red-necked Phalarope re­mained on Grindon

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