Sunday, 2 October 2011

Solitary Sandpiper, Nateby, 2nd October 2011

Wow, what a bird and only forty minutes from home. It seemed like all of
Lancashires' birders came out for this one and no surprise there due to the birds rarity.
The bird was very distant and the light wasn't too good either, in spite of this, reasonable
scope views at 60x were obtained as it fed on a flooded field.
It flew short distances a few times while i was there, showing the crucial, all-dark rump.

My attempts at digi-scoping are very poor but at least i got something!

Solitary Sandpiper twitch

This image shows the pale breast divide as the bird is seen head-on

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