Thursday, 28 August 2014

Ruff time on the A1

News of a  Pectoral Sandpiper at Charlton Mires tempted me away from more pressing work in the garden for an afternoon. There were a dozen Ruff probing the mud, outnumbered by forty to fifty Lapwings. A couple of Snipe, a Little Ringed Plover and of course excellent views of the 'star of the show' completed the wader roll-call. 
The seasonal pool is viewable from the side of the A1 just south of Brownieside close to the dog kennels. It's not the most peaceful place to bird.... but well worth a visit while these seasonal visitors are there.

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