Tuesday, October 04, 2005

More Prior's fen action

Prior's Fen is one of my favourite weekend destinations. It takes ages to plod along through the unmaitained footpath, and by the time you get to the pits, you're soaked from the knee down. But you know that something may be lurking out there, and it has a pretty good track record for bringing in decent birds [Dotterel, Temminck's and Little Stints in the last few weeks], so there are finds to be had. So, I like to spend an hour or two fooling myself that I will find something each weekend...
This weekend, the most notable trend was the huge increase in Golden Plover numbers (up to more than 1,000) and also in Wigeon (more than 250 flying overhead). I also bumped into another obliging Wheatear – with much more extensively golden-rufous underparts than last week's bird (?Greenland race).



Juvenile Black-tailed Godwit plus two Juvenile Greenshanks (of four in this group)

Grey Wagtail

Nikon Coolpix 880, Kowa TSN-821 + 32xWLER

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