Sunday, 25 September 2011
Amazing Pec (24/09/11)
I crept over to them and realised the Pectoral Sandpiper was feeding unconcerned right next to them. Over the next hour or so I sat enthralled watching this wader from point blank range, sometimes down to about 10 feet. At one point I thought it was going to walk under my tripod.
After admiring this bird I needed to retrieve my scope but I didn't want to flush it so had to wait.
When I headed back to the car I caught the unmistakable song of a Dartford Warbler and looking at the bush where it came from saw 2 birds and a Chiffchaff.
Also in the area I heard Woodlark and 2 Yellow Wagtails flew by. A distant Red Kite was being mobbed by corvids.