Last weekendbefore school starts, so a last chance for some birding. Decided to try Blacktoft Sands late afternoon in the hope of seeing the montys harrier come into roost.
Lots of other birders were there also looking for the harrier. Nice views of waders such as ruff, including two with white heads, greenshank, redshank, spotted redshank, dunlin,greensandpiper and lots of snipe. A water rail could be seen walking about at the edge of the reeds. The light was not good as we got to about 7pm, but we managed to see 9 marsh harriers in the sky at the same time. However we did not see the montys harrier and left about 8.30pm, by which time it was too dark to see.