Saturday, July 17, 2010

'Hats On' to the lovely Dunlin...

Mr Monkton may not have had Dunlin in mind BUT the two at Halfway House today were very hat-worthy! Damn blustery WSW blowing through today, though quite mild and bright. The resultant heat haze, however, combined with the wind AND a low tide made for somewhat more challenging conditions compared to yesterday! Nonetheless, if there were any waders lurking, I wanted them. If I've learnt anything patching, it's perseverence!

SO, after and hour wedged in my fezzie chair, scope braced against the wind and continually scanning every square inch of mud, Halfway House today offered up less than yesterday, but still from a patch perspective, a nutritious nugget of passage pleasure in the form of...

2 Common Sandpipers, 1 Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew, 22 Lapwing and 2 Dunlin.

Happy days :)

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