Thursday, 19 May 2011

Early May 2011

Still playing catch up but here's a few pictures from what was a bit of a wader fest in the first part of May, fuelled by the mighty east wind that made birding the Pits quite unpleasant at times. Still, I managed to get a good sand blasting. Above is one of two drake Garganey that I saw, the Croxall Spotshank and an awesome flock of 8 Turnstones - all well worth the soaking we got. Westport Lake was also producing the goods. I managed to find a pair of s/pl Black-necked Grebes on the 12th May and had four Whimbrel fly over on the 17th. The first pictures of the Westport BNG's before the long lens boys had even woke up!
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The Whimbrel over Westport - all in 6 seconds!