Avocets, BLGP

This year, after several years of hardly seeing any Avocets around Peterborough, I have 'promoted' the species to 'elite' status. So, it was great to bump into a pair at the 'hotspot' of the so-called Wader Pit at Baston and Langtoft GP on 14.4.18. I f...


This year, after several years of hardly seeing any Avocets around Peterborough, I have 'promoted' the species to 'elite' status. So, it was great to bump into a pair at the 'hotspot' of the so-called Wader Pit at Baston and Langtoft GP on 14.4.18. I first saw them when they were sharing a little flooded grassy island with some sleeping Shovelers, half a dozen Redshanks, four Little Ringed Plovers , my first Common Sandpiper of the year, and best of all, a Bar-tailed Godwit (my earliest PBC record by 6 days). Typically, for spring Avocets, they were prospecting for potential nesting areas. But, also typically, they had gone by the next day.