Friday, 13 May 2011

01 MAY - an impressive early morning

Having overslept this morning I arrived at Wilstone at 6am, put the scope down and picked up a male BAR-TAILED GODWIT on the barley bales. Starting the stroll to the jetty to photograph the godwit I had a bird fly over my head calling. I looked up to see an AVOCET dropping down over the water. I called out to someone who had just pulled in to the carpark in case if flew through then received a call from Dave Bilcock saying it had landed by the tern rafts. A minute or so later it relocated about 70 yards of the jetty so I joined DB to photograph it,

In addition to the above we had 5 more bar-tailed godwit, a redshank and 3 whimbrel through before 9am (Ian Williams)

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