A BREEDING PLUMAGED RED KNOT AT STOCKS RES. WAS YESTERDAY'S HIGHLIGHT as the passage of high Arctic breeding waterbirds through East Lancs continues. The five Black Terns were still present along with three (much hoped-for) Arctic Terns, the latter part of a big eastward movement along the Ribble Valley today. A Dunlin and a whimbrel were also at Stocks this evening and up to three woodcocks were riding at dusk over the causeway. My little year continues but although I am closing the gap on the leading pack I will never catch the Breaks gang. One of them will win but the question is which one with Mark away so much at the moment.
ELOC year list 135. Red Knot 136. Arctic Tern