Monday, 9 May 2011

Up, up and away

As it lifted off the Temminck's Stint at Bewholme looked more like a Sand Martin, not something I thought I would associate a wader with. I had been at Bewholme for 45 minutes before it appeared out of nowhere. Other bits there included Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wood Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers and a hare?!? Overnight we had lost a few waders plus the pintail and teal but gained the stint and a wood sand plus an extra two Little Grebes. I found out why I didn't see the stint yesterday as at 19:20 it lifted off high toward Hornsea. Bet it's on Kirkholme point in the morning. I had stopped by Swinemoor on my way home but it was dry. Dis see my first Reed Warblers of the year which was pleasant. I tried to photograph the stint but viewing is quite distant so once again I will break out Martin Standley's excellent shot of one from Swinemoor 2 years ago. When I get to a computer that is.

Temminck's Stint by Martin Standley

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