Sunday, 21 June 2015

Terek Sandpiper

This is just a quick blog to record the Terek Sandpiper at Church Norton today. I was otherwise engaged for most of the day so we did not get down there until about four o'clock.  This was just after high tide and the bird had been missing for some time. It was a disappointment but it seemed to be worth waiting a while to see if it would come back as the tide dropped. Sure enough about four thirty we got our first views of it, It was distant  and the pictures were poor but it was a life tick for me so I came away happy.

Terek Sandpiper

Finding plenty of food

Size comparison with Black-headed Gull

and Oystercatcher

Terek Sandpiper

Distant record shots but better than nothing. A great bird to see, I am glad we went.

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