Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Thanks, Derek!

As predicted, the Swarovski big guns came out after work and easily picked out the two summer plumaged Spotted Redshanks and slightly more dowdy Ruffs at Derek White's Eggs pit. Common Tern was also a late entrant to the list with around ten zooming around over the pits. 118 and currently back level with the Nuns! I wonder what's next?


  1. So just out of interest, how many of the following would be anywhere near The Lodge list without those blessed pits?

    Mute Swan
    Barnacle Goose
    Common Shelduck
    Eurasian Wigeon
    Eurasian Teal
    Common Pochard
    Tufted Duck
    Little Grebe
    Great Crested Grebe
    Little Egret
    Common Coot
    Little Ringed Plover
    Ringed Plover
    Black-tailed Godwit
    Common Redshank
    Green Sandpiper
    Spotted Redshank
    Mediterranean Gull
    Common Tern

  2. We'll be doing well to get 2 from Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit and Spotted Redshank - it already looks like the LRPs (Long Range Pits) will steal the points in the BirdTrack Challenge

  3. Virtually none! We would be sunk without the 'from the reserve' clause! Your lake would have given you a massive advantage had we stuck with 'only on or over the reserve'.

    As it is, the ultimate prize of the TEAL cup will surely be won by the amount of watery stuff recorded?

  4. You could be right there, Steve... if only it was easy to sample/ID!