Sunday, 31 July 2011

Stilt sandpiper
The news broke out of  a Stilt sandpiper at Lodmoor in Dorset, were we previously saw a Long billed dowicther so me and dad made plans to go the next, so we got the train just before 9 o'clock and arrived at 12 o'clock and had a really short bike ride, when we arrived at the bank we set the scopes and got on the Stilt sandpiper straight away, the bird was a bit distance and the heat haze didn't help that much either but you could still tell what the bird was and see it distinctive markings, long curved beak, barred breast, very long legs, and prominent supercilium.

Me hand feeding a feral 
pigeons
We watched the bird for over an hour, and we then headed to Radipole lake for the Hooded merganser that gets seen there but there was no luck, but we did have a Marsh harrier, Common tern, Tufted duck, Mallards, and some coots and i hand fed some feral pigeons which was nice so we then decided to head home after a good days trip.

Common tern
A Rat

2 comments:

  1. Well done on getting another top quality wader , good post as always.
    cheers
    Rob

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  2. Thanks rob it was an amazing wader wonder what are next sandpiper will be lol
    atb
    Michael and Dad

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