Monday 25th July   Leave a comment

Yesterday my associate on the West Papua trip, Daragh Croxson found a Stilt Sandpiper at Lodmoor. This is only the second record of the North American wader for Dorset and was the fourth I have seen in the UK. It was in adult summer plumage and may well have involved a bird that crossed the Atlantic in a previous autumn as a juvenile and has since migrated north and south between Africa and Eurasia.

See http://dorsetbirds.blogspot.com/ for a photo by Martin Cade.

Amber claimed to see a Cattle Egret but by the time I got to the spot near the tern colony only Little Egrets were pressent. I don’t know if she was shown this by someone else, was told it was there and then found a Little Egret or just started a rumour!

Lodmoor - view from the hump

 

Common Tern

 

Posted July 27, 2011 by gryllosblog in Uncategorized

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