Wednesday 24 August 2016

Very Elusive Wryneck + patch update

Brendan was heading to Dawlish to try for the Wryneck and he kindly offered a lift in case I wanted to tag along so I duly accepted. Wryneck is a bird I'd only seen once before and that was on patch back in 2010 (see HERE). This Dawlish bird had been frequenting a particular area on Warren point so we headed there and waited. We waited and waited... Eventually we had very brief views but good enough to say we'd seen Wryneck; unfortunately I only saw it in flight as it landed out of view so alas there are no photos. Apparently it had been showing well & out in the open prior to our arrival - but then we weren't in the right place at the right time so that's fine. I missed a patch Wryneck last year so it was good to at least see the Dawlish bird, even if it was brief.

There's not a lot of patch news:
- A Little Stint continues to show well & regularly on Black Hole Marsh
- Singles of Curlew Sand and Greenshank dropped into BHM shortly before dusk (as per Brendan).

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