Monday, 20 September 2010

A little twitch

Took the Westies for their walk this morning, and scoured the flood with the bins. Nothing out of the ordinary, the usual flock of Lapwing, a few mallard, one or two Starling, and that was about it .
         So time to exit the county for a change and have a little twitch, (a visit to the chemist) no seriously in blustery conditions I headed down into Lancashire and Fairhaven lake to have a look at the little Red -necked Phalarope. OK it was only a juv. but still good to see, the only downside was trying to get a photo with my poor lens , a buffeting wind with rain, and a tiny little wader bobbing up and down like a cork.



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I know its crap, but it is a RNP.
 There was a lady there, who shall we say has seen 21 a few times, covered from head to toe in combat cat suit, and because her camera and lens was covered in the same material I didn't see it until she moved. My God it was like a bloody Howitzer, it was nearly as big as herself as she was only tiny.
        Next I moved on to Marshside, nothing out of the ordinary, good flock of Godwits from Sandgrousers, also 4 Greenshank, and numbers of Pink feet building nicely, loads of Starlings and Lapwings. From Nel's hide Teal and Pintail are also beginning to build up.
        On my way home I called at Leighton Moss only looking in at the causeway hide where 2 Black terns were giving good views, a small flock of Redshanks were on the small island in front of the hide, and that was about it apart from the usual stuff.

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