14 May 2008

Gold-spangled Tringa

OK, so its a Wood Sandpiper but I bet if it was in Asia or South America it would have a name similar to the above and not one that hardly does justice to such a cracking little bird.
News came through late last night of a Temminck's Stint at Carr Lane, Hale. However, it was to late to go over so I set the alarm early this morning and arrived to find Frank Duff & Steve Tomlinson already there. With so many Temminck's currently in the country it was hardly suprising one turned up in Cheshire but unfortunately this one had done a bunk.

Suprisingly the Wood Sandpiper was still there and much closer to the road than on my previous visit.

With a large influx of Red-footed Falcons in Europe (60 in Switzerland!) we've had a few in the UK but none yet in Cheshire - despite a few of us being out looking every night!

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