Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Monday, 14 September 2009

Draycote Water - Pectoral Sandpiper (and others!)

Dunlin and Ringed Plover


Pectoral Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Carrion Crow

(All of the above pics and those on my website are taken from the perimeter road)

I thought I would miss out!!!

My window of opportunity remained open (briefly) and I was up at Draycote at 0700. I did not have time to do it justice really as my main aim was to get up to Toft asap!

I was not to be disappointed

At least 40 Yellow Wagtail were along Farborough andd Toft Banks. I arrived at the end of the bank and scanned. BINGO Pectoral Sandpiper! This fantastic bird was accompanied by Dunlin (3); Ringed Plover (1); Common Sandpiper (1) and two Curlew Sandpiper, which flew in, had an altercation with a solitary Lapwing, flew around, landed again briefly before flying towards Toft shallows.

My window of opportunity was closing so I had no time to investigate Toft shallows. And now!


Max Silverman said...

Hi Kevin.Well done.I must have arrived just after you left.Sat with Dave Hutton so I was in good hands.Missed the Curlew Sandpipers though!!!!

Kevin Groocock said...

Hi Max. Had to go to work so it was an early visit! The Curlew Sands landed briefly, were seen off by a Lapwing, landed again before heading towards Toft Shallows. I had no time to relocate. I am pleased that I got to see the Pect Sand as unable to get out over the weekend.

col wise said...

Shame you had to go to work Kev, Work does get in the way of loads of things, bout time they banned it

Kevin Groocock said...

Hopefully, only 60 paydays to go, Col.