Sunday, 1 August 2021

Minsmere 1st August

 So checked the patch early but a peregrine put everything up, after a quick check not much to add except 2 Juv Stonechats. 

I decided to have a trip up to Minsmere for the afternoon. Went around to public hide first to see if i could find the White Rumped Sandpiper that had been reported. Checked all the waders but nothing. So after a while i went and sat in the East hide instead, picked up a Pec Sand first another good wader that had been found a couple of days ago. Then i spotted the White Rumped Sand too in the same scope area, went to get my camera out and they all flew.......... God-dammit. I hung around a little and was rewarded with good and prolonged views of the White Rumped Sand when it finally returned. I found the Pec Sand again too but that was a long way off. You'll have to take my word for it when looking at pics. 

Pec Sand 

Adult White Rumped Sandpiper

Accompanying birds on site were loads of Spotted Redshank probably 10,

3 Green Sand, 3 LRP, 3 Sanderling loads of Ruff etc.

After my fill of the waders i checked through the Terns and found Arctic Tern.

From the Public Hide i felt sure i had a  Roseate Tern, so headed around to the South hide for a closer look and i was right :-)

Finished birding at the Bittern hide and didn't have to wait long before a very nice close flyby of the Bittern. 

What a great day had.

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