29th August 2019

August 31, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

I'm still standing!

Well, just about. Been laid up with my bad leg. I blame the whinchat but my wife seems to have a different opinion. Very frustrating. I looked through some of my July photos to see if I'd overlooked anything worth saving. Here's three. Let's call this bit:

Disregarded or discarded!

A young pied wagtail at Bolton Abbey, a carrion crow and a white-winged black tern at Saltholme...

...which makes a nice link to my first venture out birding since 20th August. Back to Saltholme for curlew sandpiper [which had been frightened off by a harrier before I got there].  Not to worry. I went to the Alice's Tea Party area [I presume you all know where I mean - part way to the Wildlife Watchpoint] to photograph the juvenile black tern.

However the star attraction that replaced the curlew sand was a white-rumped sandpiper. Very pale individual. Also featured ruff, dunlin and blackwit. Here they all come.

Here's the white-rumped with one shot showing the slightly larger dunlin for comparison.

222 UK 2019


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