Thursday, August 17, 2006

Got another one back...

After missing out on the best week of the year here, with being away in Majorca in May, I finally managed to catch up with a Wood Sandpiper, one of several decent birds that decided to appear in my absence!

This one was a little unexpected, not in timing, but in location. Rather than poking about in some muddy pool, this one was in with Sanderling and Dunlin on the mudflats, before it took off and flew about high overhead. 152 up! Also today, a Greenshank, a Whimbrel, 246 Grey Plover (many still in smart summer plumage), a young male Peregrine trying in vain to catch a Lapwing, and a nice dark-phase Arctic Skua chasing terns offshore. Not a bad day!


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