Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Temminck's Stint at Chapel Amble 8th Jan 19.



A few distant shots of this tiny wader that migrates between its High Arctic breeding range and Africa every year.

The bird is tiny and was dwarfed by a Pied Wagtail standing next to it at one time.






Friday, 4 January 2019

Common Crane at Walmsley 3rd Jan 2019 "A flying visit"!



A distant shot of this Common Crane that briefly dropped into our reserve at Walmsley sanctuary.

It may have been there overnight as it was first spotted by John Mitchell at first light but it was gone again by 11 o'clock.
Disturbed by the noisy squabblings of Canada geese it took off and soon gained height in a South-Easterly direction.