Images courtesy of Peter Nash and Steve Blain, hence the superior quality.
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Sunday, 15 May 2016
Friday, 13 May 2016
Despite the human traffic and lack of time on weekends at my favoured patch, I seem to be getting lucky. Latest conquests of Greenshank, Grey Plover, Whimbrel, Turnstone and today Sanderling and Garganey have really bolstered the list. All to play for over the next week or so. Good luck all.............just need some Terns.
Thursday, 12 May 2016
I've done some sky watching at this site hoping for the flocks of waders which descend on Paxton just up the river. Tonight it paid off with a flock of Tundra Ringos and a Turnstone. I was a bit gutted that the one at Broom arrived after my hour and a half wait there yesterday. But all ok now.
Unfortunately work and home commitments have prevented any birding opportunity while recent wader migration has been underway. One small window opened up for 50 minutes on Wednesday lunchtime but I chose in the end not to drive 20 minutes each way to have a few minutes grabbed look at GLE when there were probably other birders already there anyway. Not really me preferred style of birding and cost me 100% on adding Whimbrel to my list but can live with that. So not got Whimbrel, Sanderling, Turnstone or Grey Plover but did get Wood Sandpiper down to less than 20m range on Sunday. So the question is which on this list is best and am I happy with the one I got ? You bet, Wood Sandpiper is the best of those five any day !