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Previously "Rugby Birder"

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Draycote Water this Morning - Wood Sandpiper & Whinchat - 27th August 2014

Wood Sandpiper

At the end of Toft Bank, I stopped to try and get some images of the Dabchicks and young. I failed as they refused to come out of the reeds! However, I briefly spotted a wader and reeled off some images as a fishing boat was baring down intent on getting as close to this area as possible! The bird was flushed and flew into Toft and I could not relocate it. Initially unsure of what it was, not getting a side view and noticing a white rump with barring of tail. It was a Wood Sandpiper and observed for less than a minute!

Wood Sandpiper

Below Farborough Bank, activity was intense with many small birds flitting in and out of the hedgerow. One caught my eye, perched high on the branches, but very mobile - a Whinchat!



Bernard Dodd said...

Magical Kevin, love those Whinchat ones, Great.

Kevin Groocock said...

Thank you Bernard