Sunday, 21 September 2008

Venus Pool - Pec Sand!!!

This was to be 'odds on', a completely blank weekend on the photography front. Saturday's SOS field trip failed to materialise anything of note and I had a talk planned in Birmingham taking up most of Sunday! A five minute dash in and out of Venus Pool on the way had me cursing the fact (shortly after) that I hadn't checked out a 'Ruff' reported from the main hide!!

This subsequently turned out to be a Pectoral Sandpiper, thanks to texts from Andy and Rob - a long afternoon was in prospect! Plus, a certain amount of amusement all round!! If history was to remain true to previous VP Pecs, it would still be there on my return in the evening - wouldn't it!!!??

Several hours later......

Not only was it there, it was feeding on the near shore between the public and Memorial hides - how close can you get?? Well, actually not really any closer and still be able to see the bird! It was sometimes difficult to get a clear shot through the vegetation...

Just about every angle recorded in the fading light at 6.00, a cracking bird.....


















Here's the Dunlin keeping it company....

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