Friday, July 23, 2010

Common Sandpipers

an evening visit to Killingholme saw the godwits leaving as I arrived -- good timing -- but a flock of 16 Common Sandpipers kept me amused for an hour as they trilled and flew around perching on islands and deciding when to set off -- eventually after many false starts at 20:14 15 of the 16 started to gain height and circled up to about 200m before heading off south leaving one lone bird still roosting on the island -- not that often that I see a flock of Common Sands of this magnitude but always at the end of July

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