Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Buff-breasted Sandpiper OMFL!!

Following a day out to Kent to see a rare breeding bird in Kent (any guesses?) with Brian Moore and John Waters, I got a text message via the LROS twitter feed to say that a Buff-breasted Sandpiper had been found by Matt Berriman on Lagoon 4 at Rutty Water. As I knew it was a first for Vc 55(Leicestershire & Rutland), it wasn't hard to persuade Brian to take a detour to Rutland Water on way home.
We arriving on site around 8.30pm and were soon watching the Sandpiper as it feed on the Lagoon with a small group of Ringed Plovers. GET IN!! Buff-breasted Sand on my county list!!
Talking to a few familiar faces we all said that it was about time that Buff-breasted Sandpiper had finally been added to the county list and well done to Matt for finding a cool looking bird!

After finishing work yesterday afternoon and the Buff-breasted Sandpiper was still being reported on Lagoon 4, I meet up with John Hague and took a few digishots of the bird at Plover hide until it flew off NW around 7.30pm.
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