Sunday 18 July 2010

Restharrow scrape

Record shot of Pectoral Sandpiper.

News of the Pectoral Sandpiper at Restharrow scrape in Sandwich bay was positive and i made my way there just after 1pm and was soon watching this delightful wader , it was actively feeding and walking / running around a smallish island the whole time , short yellowish bill which was slightly curved at the tip , yellowish/ brown legs , very defined streaked breast band , white belly buff fringes on coverts were all easily seen .

It took to the air once and the dark centered rump/ tail was clearly visible , other birds seen were : juv. Little Ringed Plover , Lapwing , Oystercatcher ,Wigeon,  House and Sand Martins were in good numbers there was up to 3 Yellow Wagtails and plenty of vocal Corn Buntings nearby . This was a very much welcome year tick for me .

Pectoral Sandpiper

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