Monday, 12 March 2018

Venus Pool - Avocet

An Avocet on passage is always a treat in Shropshire and I believe this to be only the second record at VP in recent years and surely the earliest yet in the county? The light and weather were horrendous, in fact - prefect wader conditions! You can't have it all...

It was sat in thigh deep water, out in the middle, on arrival and didn't much apart from this wing stretch!



I could sense what was coming and shortly after it flew...




Landing on a slightly nearer small patch of mud...




Never near enough however!!


After a brief feed...


It relocated back to the middle of the pool...


Needless to say, it was gone the following day!!

Looking back in my archive, the first VP record was back on 26th April 2008 and you can look back to a very showy bird in much better light here ...

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