Wednesday, 17 April 2013

New in

Škocjanski zatok NR: a few new arrivals (year's firsts) today in the form of +6 Great Reed Warblers singing, 1 male Whinchat and most interestingly 1 Whimbrel (above) and a Marsh Sandpiper both in the lagoon. For the last two species, this is my first time I see them in Škocjanski zatok. Quite cool.
Also of note were 1 Night & 1 Purple Heron, 4 Sedge Warblers, 9 Wood Sandpipers, 2 Ruffs, 4 Common Redshanks, 15 Common Terns and a small flock of Sand Martins.

In the evening I also found another "lost" Whimbrel in the bay of Lazzaretto/Lazaret, on the Slovene-Italian border.