Saturday, 5 March 2016

Long-billed Dowitcher at Rutland

A trip up the A1 today rewarded me with good views of the wintering Long-billed Dowitcher.

I parked up at Egleton and paid the £5.65 entrance fee before walking straight out to Shoveler Hide arriving to find three people in the hide and the bird in view on the far bank. I was soon left alone in the hide and the bird flew across to the spit nearest the hide allowing a few (still distant) images to be grabbed before it decided to park up in the grass and sleep at which point I packed up and headed home too.

Year list now at 176

Long-billed Dowitcher at Rutland Water
Long-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Dowitcher in flight
Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher at Rutland Water

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