Pair of Pectoral Sandpiper
Post roost image
Feeding in the rain
Just love Pec Sands !
My favourite image taken
Video footageSome birds you can't resist. With weather improving during the morning I headed down the M5 with Mrs D to try and see the pair of reported Pectoral Sandpipers that had been at Clifton Pits for a number of days.
Clifton sits under the stunning Malvern Hills and is a now a really nice place to go birding. We had been this route the previous evening to watch comedian Russel Kane in Malvern which was great but we did re-route to avoid the traffic on the bridge.
We were pleased to find both birds on the flooded field in front of the lake allowing a small group of birders to get stunning views. When I scoped the birds the plumage of the wings & back was amazing & a genuine pleasure.
We had a catch up with some local Worcestershire & Staffordshire birders before we headed to Pershore for a relaxing lunch over looking the town square.
I was full of hope on Sunday that the pits would finally deliver an Autumn goodie. The morning started badly with heavy rain and I then fell backwards of the gate at Pophills. Thankfully the only thing broken was a bit of pride. Sightings were as follows :- 1700 House Martin south, 1 Sand Martin, 3 Pochard, Kingfisher, 170 grounded Skylark, 470 Greylag, 1 Snipe, 70 Linnet, 1 Wigeon 31 Teal, 26 Tufted Duck, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Blackcap & still numberous Chiffchaff.