Tuesday 4 April 2023

Black-winged Stilt at Bude. 4th April 2023.

 It's been a long time since I've seen a stilt in Cornwall and this one was well worth the wait.

It was found on the River Neet at the Strand in the lower part of Bude town in North Cornwall.

Almost like it was meant to be because a couple of us were at the funeral of dear Alan May who was the co-founder of the Lostwithiel U3A birdwatching group when I heard that this bird was in the locality. We'd toasted Alan at the wake so thought it rather appropriate to shoot off to Bude and seek out this bird....I'm sure he would have approved!

Having spent several hours in a "shitty" corner of a field for a Little Bunting yesterday this bird was a joy to see as I parked the car beside the river, crossed the road, started taking pictures! That simple & the light was good as well!

Here are a few from this afternoon, especially trying to show off those magnificent long legs it has.


Jasmina said...

It was a joy to see and a lovely tribute… 😊