Jun 23, 2009

Tus night.

I had a very pleasant evenings walk with Tims class tonight. We did the Swartland drovers track to the decca station and on to the Merkister hotel before finishing below the old mill. All the usual suspects were well represented with an added abundance of Sedge warblers. This bird below has to be the star though. This is a Common Sandpiper. Common enough for many folks but for us it’s a rare breeder with only a handful of pairs across the county. This one is a female the give away sign is the patch where she has been plucking her feathers for the nestlings. Nice bird in the setting sun.

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