Thursday, 20 September 2012

ROSE COLOURED PECTORALS

Yesterday I finally made it to Backsand for the Pectoral Sandpipers
At first they were over the far side of the scrape feeding with a single dunlin
but after a while one of them came to the near side,although never close.


After a pass by a peregrine disturbed them a sparrowhawk was too much and they took flight towards Pegwell and I headed for home.
 

SMALL COPPER near REST HARROW
PRINS DER NEDERLANDER bringing shingle for deal beach.
LUNAR UNDERWING IN THE TRAP LAST NIGHT

Today was one of those days when an early call from Paul Holt meant a rarity had turned up a juvenile ROSE COLOURED STARLING had been found at the Hoe by Geoff Burton.
When I got there a few bods were already on site,the bird had joined up with the resident starling flock and showed clearly in the sunshine as a very pale bird compared to the normal starlings.


JUVENILE ROSE COLOURED STARLING.
 
A LOW FLY PASS BY A CHINOOK CHOPPER
 
DUNLIN on the west pond.
While sorting out the photos I came across this
I didn`t know at the time that the RCS had been there  focusing on the central bird.,shame about the missing wing tip.

3 comments:

  1. Nice Pec shots Phil, good to see you yesterday.

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  2. Nice shots Phil, How I can't wait to retire and bird all day. Only about 25 years to go!!

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