Sunday, June 08, 2008


What a brilliant find by local birders Jamie and Rod Wilson at Maxey pits (an hour after I rudely left the vicinity yesterday...). This was the first adult Buff-breasted Sandpiper I've ever seen and it was mind-blowing to see its dirty-flasher display. An utterly brilliant bird! (digiscope)


Kevin Du Rose said...

nice display shot, pity you over-cropped it and didn't manage to to get highlight in the eye ;-) soft

Anonymous said...

Great pics, I think the first pics of display made in Europe!

Fco. Javier García Vargas

John Hague said...

Maybe it would care to pop over the border into Leicestershire or Rutland so we can finally lay to rest the ghost of being the only county not to have recorded Buff-breasted Sandpiper.