Sunday, 8 November 2009

Venus Pool - a wader!!!!

This wouldn't normally merit a mention but (you may need to be sitting down for this) there was a SMALL WADER present at 8.00am this morning!! Baird's Sandpiper, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper? Dream on Jim this was nowt but a winter plumage Dunlin - never mind - nice to see.

The rest of the morning (and early PM) turned into a Firecrest hunt - Yvonne needed this for a lifer.... A similar pattern as yesterday too, after a long wait, a long walk and then on return we had a minute or so of tantalising views as it worked it's way along an ivy covered fallen tree! This is one situation where a long lens is next to useless and whilst I struggled to lock focus in the poor light with the 'big one', Yvonne managed to get a record shot with the 100-400mm set up! And here it is......

Another YL Gull at Priorslee was the only bird worth a mention....

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