Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Baird's Sandpiper at Alkborough Flats

Omitted to post these images from last week; the first Baird's Sandpiper for the Flats and a stunner in full summer plumage present for just one day on the 21st it came to light via Birdguides after I posted the images that the same bird had been seen near Angers in central France from the 18th - 20th June so the question was it going north or south at this date in June was answered - it was certainly going north - could it now be in Svalbard or Greenland? 

The first and last two images were taken in the morning in very bright sun with the RF100-400 lens as that was all I had with me at the time and the remainder were taken with the 400DO2 and 2x converter at 21:15 in better light -- water crowfoot has carpeted the areas of open mud and shallow water at Alkborough this spring

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