Friday 26 August 2016

Bird of the Month - August

I didn't do a 'BOTM' for the last couple of months so the Dalmatian Pelican has now lingered at the top of this page for much longer than was originally intended. BOTM for July would have been the Collared Pratincole at RSPB Ham Wall but I didn't get around to making the header - it was nice to see one of my pics printed in The Guardian though.

The BOTM for August is a pretty obvious choice - Least Sandpiper (both of them).

Click  -- HERE -- for video footage and pics of both Least Sandpipers.

Patch update 26th August:
- I had a quiet time at Seaton Marshes mid-morning with just a scattering of Yellow Wags and 2 Wheatears.
- The people that went to Beer Head had another fruitful morning with some decent counts of common migrants.
- Steve Waite had a possible large Egret species fly over Beer Head this morning but it wasn't relocated unfortunately. He also had a Marsh Harrier over Colyford Common at midday.
- Tim Wright & Phil Abbott had 5 Little Stints drop in at Black Hole Marsh mid-evening; a good count for here. It was a good job Tim checked the group otherwise they may have been assumed to be Dunlin - a small flock of Little Stint isn't something we're used to here. I saw them shortly before Sunset, after an unsuccessful search for a Wryneck (or anything else unusual) around Lower Bruckland & Axe Cliff areas.

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