Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pectoral poser.......

Another early start to go and see the Pectoral Sandpiper that has been residing at Toft-newton Reservoir this morning,proved very fruitfull.On arrival it was freezing,literally,with frost on the grass and a bank of fog over the res,but slowly it began to lift and i searched for the nearctic waif.After about 20 minutes looking and seeing 2 Dunlin,a mixed flock of Yellow and Pied Wagtails and a south bound flock of 83 Pink-footed Geese,i eventually found the little beauty.At first,i took my time getting near to the bird,but it soon became apparent how tame this bird was,with me eventually getting within 6 inches of it,truly incredible!.To be able to watch and photograph this cracking wader at such close range was a real privilage and the following 4 hours flew by,excuse the pun.With some great shots,even with my limited equipment,a great mornings birding and photography was enjoyed.