Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Scilly day 5 - Pec Sand under my feet

Having ticked the Porthellick juv Pectoral Sandpiper the previous day (some 60m away on the far bank!) I figured a little bit of lady luck was due? So first stop today was the same venue and (wearing my lucky hat) surprise surprise, the little blighter was virtually underneath the hide!

I usually hate 'aerial' views but this angle shows the pale edge to the scapulars nicely

More of this and I'd be suffering from a stiff neck! Thankfully, it took to the water, feeding phalarope style :-)

Showing off that distinctive breast pattern.....

Another insect about to bite the dust!

Most of the time spent wandering around the mud, never far from the hide....

There must be something tasty in here?

And after the hour long deluge - the sun came out! Only for the Pec to wander off out of range after taking this pic!

Never mind, great whilst it lasted and the hour had included some useful trip ticks: Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler and Water Rail....