Thursday, 21 September 2017

Waders galore .......

21 Sept - A big wader day as it turned out. First thing, I had decided to head SW to Davidstow (a quick journey as M5/A30) and I had really good views of the assembled waders here, in morning sun after the early rain cleared- including 2 confiding, smart Buff-breasted Sandpipers which posed well, also Ringed Plover and Dunlin. I then headed back via Farmoor, where an inland rarity, a Red-necked Phalarope, had arrived - much rarer than its cousin the Grey which I've also seen (and found!) this autumn. Very nice views of this tiny bird with its needle-thin bill, spinning on the choppy waves as it found microscopic food particles. A productive day.

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