Friday, 12 June 2015

Hudsonian Whimbrel anyone

A long time since I did a twitch but today with my father-in-law I went to Pagham Harbour and got great views of the Hudsonian Whimbrel. Much too far away for my camera but did try. Now have 4 insects to look up, including 2 bees. Only twitch birds that are a certain distance away and this was easy, walked along towards Church Norton and there was the bird feeding on the mud flats, and even obliged us with a flight view across the flights. The lack of white rump was very obvious in flight.

Best I could get

Also saw Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Green Sandpiper, Avocet, Whimbrel and a gorgeous flock of Black-tailed Godwits along with lots of other supporting cast made it a good day of birdwatching.

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