Sunday, 26 April 2009

Wood Sandpiper - Mythop, Lancs - 26th April 2009

2nd Trip, 2nd day, 2nd Lifer in a weekend... those 3 occurances havn't happened in a long time.
A fabulous Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola fed happily on the flood at Mythop with the occasional attack from 2 accopanying Redhank. The light was great with the bright sun so most key features were noted, e.g. pale/speckled upperbody, pale underbody, obvious supercillium, and wing/tail pattern were also noted. Sadly the views were too distant with too much heat haze for any chance of a record shot, hence no pictures.
also on site: singing male Whitethroat, 7 Black Tailed Godwit, 3 Linnet, 5 Buzzard, 9 Lapwing, 14 Teal

Life List - 254
Fylde List - 188
Fylde Yearlist - 120

1 comment:

Nick Patel said...

Stop following me! ;)

I were also at Mythop today, no woody, but singin groppers at marton mere and obligin sedgies. also 56 whimbrel at Newton!!!

cheers mate.