Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Whixall floods - Spotshank to start

I couldn't get out until mid afternoon, the light was awesome so I went for a second look at the Spotted Redshank - which was in a very obliging mood :-)

Coming ever closer....

I know how you feel! A bit of a leg stretch.....

And then the wings!

Here's a little mystery.... How did all the fish he's eating get into a flooded field? Presumably connecting via a ditch or the nearby canal somehow?? All the fish I saw caught appeared to be Sticklebacks.

This has to be the largest Stickleback I've ever seen!

A bit of alignment....

Then down the hatch! 

Such a smart wader and definitely worth the second visit!

Three Dunlin were also present.