Thursday, April 28, 2011

Collared Pratincole.....

A well timed phone call yesterday,late morning,saw me dashing for Rosper-road Pools at South Killingholme to see a gorgeous Collared Pratincole.The bird was watched as it performed to the assembled group of birders,hawking insects over the area of open water and adjacent hedgerow,what an absolute cracker!.After watching it for about 30 minutes the bird gained height and flew off to the east and was eventually lost to view,but the bird was again seen in the evening.This is my second sighting of this beautiful tern-like wader after seeing the bird present at Frampton Marsh RSPB in August 2009 and also constitutes the 5th record for Lincolnshire.The only other birds seen while watching this beauty,were 4 Arctic Tern,passing rapidly west,my first of the year.

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