Sunday, 3 September 2017

Drained Staines

 Staines is drained for the rest of the autumn so without doubt it going to produce some more interesting birds. A bit frustrating when I visited yesterday with distant birds in strong light and heat haze. I managed to pick out/string 4 Blackwits, 4 Greenshank, 6 Redshank, 2 Ruff, 40+ Dunlin, 15+ Ringed Plover, 1 Turnstone and a fairly dodgy claim of the Pec. Also had Goldeneye.

Video of distant waders here 
About 20 Yellow Wagtails on the banks and also a Wheatear. 

Here's a couple of blast from the past pics of Pecs on sites where distant viewing is not an isse

Juvenile Pec at Beddington Farmlands - the 2011 bird on 100 acre found by Johnny 
Juvenile Pec at Cabo da Praia Quarry, Terceira, Azores 
After Staines went to Thame with the gang and got myself a new axe in prep for the March 2018 Bryans live performance THEE BRYANS

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