Thursday 18 August 2016

Curlew Sandpiper and Ruff arrive at BHM

Well my prediction for the imminent arrival of a Curlew Sandpiper was rather accurate! A few hours after I posted it Ian Mc found one on Black Hole Marsh, along with a Ruff which is the first on patch this Autumn (although I did have 3 in Spring). Both birds were showing distantly at the back of BHM but the 2 Little Stint and 2 Wood Sand weren't visible by late morning - likely flown out to the estuary with most of the Ringo/Dunlin flock.

Heat haze made sharp photos impossible, but it was nice to get the Curlew Sand and the Ruff in the same pic. Hopefully better to come...

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