Saturday, October 7, 2017

Lytchett Fields RSPB - Stilt Sandpiper

A dull day brightened up by the continuing but mobile Stilt Sandpiper.  Commuting between Middlebere Farm and the Lytchett Fields reserve, the bird was present at the latter, first seen on the far shoreline hopping around on one leg before it flew a little closer in.

It was very flighty.  It then flew onto the neighbouring flooded field before taking off high to the north-west.  It was later reported back at Middlebere Farm.

The rest of the day was spent walking the red-route at the wonderful Arne RSPB reserve, the highlight there being a Dartford Warbler that paused briefly on top of the gorse.  A large group of Spoonbill were present on the marsh and three Sandwich Tern were hanging on along the channel.



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