Saturday, 28 September 2019

Dipped a Phalarope in Kent

I could have headed up north today in search of the Eastern Yellow Wagtail on Anglesey but instead decided on a more sensible trip down to Birchington in Kent where a Grey Phalarope had been feeding in the bay for a few days. I searched with a few others all morning but failed to find the target getting a juvenile Spoonbill as a consolation prize of sorts.

Dad still needed the American Golden Plover so we popped into Oare on the way home for him to connect and luckily it was sat on the East flood when we got there. Greenshank and Curlew Sandpiper the best of the rest whilst here but we did get great scope views of the AGP.

Year list stuck at 284 oh and the Wagtail wasn't seen all day so better to dip a Phalarope an hour form home than a Wagtail five hours away.

American Golden Plover
AGP in flight
AGP centre back looking right
Apologies for the poor record shots, quite distant and heavily cropped.

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