Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Whin but no Stone

As my search for a Stonechat for this years patch list continues, I thought I was in luck tonight when I checked the fence line west of the smaller pool.
As I got closer I could see that there were no Stonechat but instead 4 Juv Whinchat.
A Green Sandpiper flew over calling before landing out of sight and a pair of Greenshank were on the main pool.
By far the best bird tonight was a scruffy female Tufted Duck- a WH rarity, which landed on the main pool, for a few minutes before flying off following the river Blyth.


alan tilmouth said...

Love it Phil, local patches make even the most innocuous special.

Birding Sometimes said...

Tufted duck - cracking! Not seen one at WH for ages. Patching - adds a new dimension to "common" birds eh!