Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Holiday Treat

I've been away on holiday, but just before I left, on August 12th, Alan S saw a Little Stint fly on to the spit during the late afternoon.  Luckily, I was able to get down and see it.  It was a lovely fresh juvenile, giving good scope views, but a bit too distant for digiscoping.  My best efforts are below - see if you can find the bird! Clue: it's walking along the water's edge...

Little Stint has become quite scarce in recent years, though they seem to be having a good year this year, which might indicate a bumper breeding season. The last patch record was about 10 years ago, so this represented a patch tick for me and was a great send off for my holiday!

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