Saturday, 24 August 2013

Tick 269 with a Wryneck at Landguard today

With the wind and rain forecast this weekend we're in line for a fall of migrants and I decided we'd put our money on a Wryneck so we headed up to Landguard this morning arriving around 7.30am in the rain.
We walked the shore finding Wheatear, Whinchat and Pied Flycatcher along with a very confiding Golden Plover. After a good soaking we headed back to the car and decided to drive further up the A12 and make a stop at Minsmere where we found double figures of Green Sandpiper, several Greenshank and Common Sand, a family of Water Rails showing well along with Spotted Redshank and Ruff to name a few.
With news coming through that Wryneck had indeed been found at Landguard we stopped off again on the way back down the road and were fortunate enough to connect straight away with one bird although the guys on site thought there could have been three there. We found another Pied Fly, Whinchat, Yellow Wagtails at least ten Wheatear and the Golden Plover is still showing off to the gathered birders.
Golden Plover
Golden Plover
Golden Plover
Golden Plover
Pied Flycatcher

Tick 269 for the year with the Wryneck today leaving me looking for another ten to match last years total.

1 comment:

  1. what stunning colours, (plumage??) lol that camera certainly does it's job !