18 July 2010

Yellow-legged Stilt-Plover

Try as I might, I really can't seem to get excited about twitching these days, but as a much needed break from seemingly endless DIY and sitting in front of a computer, I persuaded myself to make the trip to Dungeness for the White-tailed Lapwing. With so many photos of the bird plastered all over the net, there were absolutely no surprises when I clapped eyes on it running around on the mud - it looked, well, just like all the photos! Perhaps this is why I find twitching so dull nowadays. This fantastic bird showed well, feeding and flying around, but remained distant and unfortunately well out of DSLR range. However, my partner in crime, Pete Alfrey, did manage some digiscoped shots - here. 1 Garganey, 1 Green Sandpiper and a Marsh Harrier were also logged.