Sunday, 17 October 2010

Port Meadow, Oxon (16/10/10)

The bird I wanted to see was still present so I drove the 60 miles to Oxford and then to Port Meadow. The weather had improved greatly and there was beautiful sunshine and it was pleasantly warm.

There was a large area of floods and the Lesser Yellowlegs (166) was found pretty quickly feeding amongst the small flock of Golden Plover. Basically similar in proportions to the nearby Redshank but smaller with yellow legs and a more dainty gait. Noticed a fine two toned bill spangling on the upperparts.

Also here was a very distant Little Stint (167), a Ruff and numbes of ducks.

Decided not to bother with going to see the Dipper at Witney but just returned home to do some shopping.

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