Friday, 31 July 2009

Chelmarsh - Wood Sand up close!

Running the risk of this blog becoming boring (perish the thought!) a Friday off..... After an initial check of VP (high flying Osprey) and Mire lake (Common/Green Sand/LRPs), I opted for another look at Chelmarsh - lets face it, Wood Sand are not birds you see every day in Shropshire!!

There was a surprise too on the way. The 'VP Osprey' was seen distantly perched on a dead tree in the Cound area. I did look again a few times Fri/Sat - it didn't materialise again!)

Chelmarsh then and it wasn't raining! The light was OK and after half an hour or so the Wood Sandpiper appeared from out of the reeds to the left of the hide - incredibly close and irritatingly mobile! TOO close in fact and by the time I'd got the converter off it had moved on out of view...

This has to be my favourite shot - ever alert amongst the aquatic vegetation.....

Never a shortage of Green Sandpiper here either with at least 5 on show!

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