Tuesday, November 13, 2012

L.B.D. etc........

Sunrise over Alkborough village.

What you looking at!.
After several visits and getting decent views of the Long-billed Dowitcher at Alkborough,an early visit today paid dividends as i got cracking,close views from the path down to the main hide as it fed alongside the tidal creek with a mixed flock of Redshank and Ruff allowing me to study the birds i.d. features and it's Snipe like feeding action.It later did its usual trick,disappearing and i did not see it again during my visit.Other highlights consisted of 2 south bound Brambling,a juv. Peregrine south along the hillside and a Water Rail infront of the main hide.Commoner fare included 147 Fieldfare,49 Redwing,7 Ruff and 112 Dunlin.I managed today,as on previous visits,to get fantastic views of Golden Plover,Lapwing,Dunlin,Curlew and Teal as they all showed at close range in front of the main hide,superb stuff and great to see.The Goldies were in huge numbers again today,with at least 8000 birds,at one point filling the whole sky and the chorus of calls was fantastic.Another great visit to this superb site.

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