Short local May trip 2024 #1

We had a short 2 night/3 day camping trip and checked out the Oshamambe area…

The weather was awful on the way up; very dark and raining. There were a few common waders around…

Little Ringed Plover

Other stuff around included Common Greenshank, various duck species including a drake Garganey at Yakumo, Wryneck, Great Egret etc.

It’s been a hot one

Pacific Golden Plover

Wow it’s been a hot humid summer this year. I’ve hardly left the house in the last 5 or so weeks…

But today the temperature dipped below 30 for the first time in what seems like ages and it was even breezy with low clouds. The waders had returned to the beaches anyway.


Hot temps will return tomorrow or the day after according to the forecast.

Terek Sandpiper

I might even get a get a good night’s sleep in this lull.

Pacific Golden Plover

Also around were Red-necked Stint, Whimbrel and Kentish Plover as well as Eastern Marsh Harrier and lots of Great Egret.