Monday, 13 May 2013

Wader Heaven

The weather and light conditions were far from ideal yesterday when I dropped in on Bradford Kaims near Bamburgh following reports of some interesting waders on the muddy flash to the north of the road. There in the scope amongst the lapwings and black-headed Gulls were five beautiful spangled Wood Sandpipers and an American vagrant- a Pectoral Sandpiper. A Greenshank was towering above the other waders present including a Snipe and a Dunlin- a very pleasant end to a showery afternoon. (Many thanks to Ian Davison who just happened to drop by and 'rescued' me from a fruitless search of another nearby scrape!!!).

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