Saturday, 31 August 2019


This morning I received an excited call from Alan Thompson explaining that he had (with his brother John) just seen a Black-winged Stilt flying South from Hadston. My car was parked there and I was at the South end of Chevington. I hurried back to the car scanning all the time and checking the  Country Park and the concrete channel that leads to Hadston. A Little Egret and two Grey Heron were the only birds. I also managed to get caught in a bramble patch and fall over, Ouch!

I met Alan at Chev and there was no sign of it so I headed to Druridge. It was there with Spotty Red Ruff and Dunlin. It wasn't long before Gary in best Vuelta style joined me from Chev. What a great bird. Thanks to Alan for the tip off!

Oops almost blown over.

Earlier in the morning there had been a strong passage of Meadow Pipits (c500 in two hours). Three Grey Wagtails and one Yellow Wagtail were with them.

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