Carrying on from the last post I had just seen a wonderful solitary Whimbrel fly by. What followed was a fantastic display by the local Wader population and migrants... Snipe, Redshank, Lapwing & Oystercatcher all put on a fantastic song and dance for Dad and I to enjoy with all calling and displaying at different points. After a display of a lifetime that I dearly miss we had to march through with the raucous calls of an unhappy Redshank!
But that for me wasn't the highlight with the true natural spectacle hiding just around the meadows in some sand dunes... And this was it!
|Female Reed Bunting (presumably) escorting us away from her nest|
|Male Linnet calling for its partner|
|Male Sedge Warbler (told from it singing) patrolling a tiny patch of scrub e.g. 4x4 metres|
|Female Wheatear taking cover from strong wind and overcast conditions along with the Sedge Warbler|
That's it, I'll thoroughly complete it tomorrow!