Thursday, 13 August 2009

Mire lake - Ruff awakening!

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, huh........., WASSUP??? The phone was buzzing.... Was it September or was I just dreaming again?

A text from Andy reporting a Ruff amongst a wader gathering at Mire Lake!

Awoken from my birding slumber, it was hopefully a long awaited newcomer to the county yearlist! Record shots only due to the distance but I wasn't grumbling!

Almost as if Noah was in on the act or that mysterious wormhole had appeared again? There were two Greenshank, two Dunlin and two Common Snipe, plus a Black tailed Godwit, Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpipers, Little ringed Plover......

The Ruff was getting on famously with one of the Snipe! That is until a Dunlin came between them.......

Eventually, the tables were turned on the bird population and (no doubt after being confronted with so many uninteresting humans??) rather than me it was the turn of the Ruff to go to sleep!

No sign of the Cranes in the Kynnersley area, despite a long search/drive.....

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