Thursday, 23 August 2012

Last stint.

Another visit to the wader flock was productive as there were a small flock of Sanderling present...
...along with the Dunlin, Ringed Plover and my last view of the Little Stint.
A couple of the Dunlin stood out from the crowd as they sported a ginger colouration.
As you can see the weather was a bit dull but it was helping with the wader count. Next one to be found was a single Knot with a flock of Ringed Plover.
A Hen Harrier gave good views when it flew in front of us but we got better views of the bedraggled Buzzard on a post.
Best find of the day was, for me, was spotted when we were viewing a couple of Red Deer - a single, tatty, Common Swift. This one took my year list to 149.
The Otter we found performed superbly before going to sleep in a place we couldn't see from close by.
As the weather broke we managed to locate a couple of Golden Eagle preening in the sunshine but they were not showing any signs of taking flight. The Adders may have been damp but they were still on show. There were plenty of Stonechat seen through the day but only one that sat long enough for a photo.

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