Sunday, 3 August 2008
Blacktoft Sands Today
Black Tailed Godwits & Lapwings from Marsh Hide
Black Tailed Godwit
Car Park Wood Pigeon as the car beckons!
Visited Blacktoft today in the hope of seeing a Little Stint but ended frustrated as upstairs in Xerox hide they had a Little Stint but downstairs we had 'reeds'! Apparently it was a 'little beaut' half to two thirds the size of the Dunlin.
Off we go to the Marsh Hide where five little stints have been present but none to be seen. A new first must wait. Birding can be a frustrating patient business.
The sun disappeared for quite sometime (until mid afternoon), the birds were distant and the grasses were blowing a treat in front of the lens.
A pleasant day but not photographically very profitable.
Back to the car park and someone shouts Hobby. I look up in the air 20 feet, no it is a speck at hundreds of feet up. They were describing why it was a Hobby. I did not even see the speck in the clouds. It's difficult birding sometimes.
The pictures convey the atmosphere of the day with the dependable Wood Pigeon to the rescue.