Sunday, 14 April 2013

Whixall Floods - Spotshank sticks!

Having spent the past five days on the road with talks etc, I thought the Spotted Redshank was destined to be a lost cause?  I was wrong....

There it was, as I arrived with Andy on the roadside floods.....

It came even closer too as I found a gap in the hedge using the car as a hide :-)

What a stunning bird and possibly a 'first' for a local Summer plumage bird?

There was a Greenshank present, quite distant on the opposite side of the road. A quick check of the Mere on the way home produced an Arctic Tern too!