Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Marsh Sand......

After getting a text of Neil last night,just as i was about to leave for work,i prayed the bird would be still present this morning and sure enough a well timed text again from Neil confirmed it's prescence,as i was leaving work for home.A quick u-turn and i was there.The bird was watched briefly from the bank top as it fed with 2 Greenshank ,but for some unknown reason,the birds were spooked and flew.After a search of all possible areas the bird could have been,it was re-found across the border in Yorkshire at Blacktoft Sands RSPB.This bird is the first in Lincolnshire since one at Bardney Beet factory in spring 1992 and is a long awaited addition to my personal and Lincolnshire list.It would have been great to have seen it at close range,but beggars can't be choosers in this game!.Also around the reserve included male Marsh Harrier,Spotted Redshank and the 2 Spoonbill's.The latter doing what Spoonbill's do best,sleeping,although one did stretch itself on one occasion!.A frantic few hours and i eventually caught up with some sleep!.

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