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Monday, 16 September 2013
Back to Birds and some nice surprises.
Another afternoon at Davidstow airfield to see what might turn up in the recent unsettled weather, last week a White Rumped Sandpiper put in an appearance( I did manage to see it and get a record shot)& a Buff Breasted Sandpiper was seen at the weekend..Today , almost the first bird I saw was a Dotterel- a nice surprise and it proved to be quite approachable as Dotterels usually are, great views were had and lots of photos, I then found two Little Stints which were very busy feeding around the small pools on the edge of the main runway, while trying to get a photo of one of these I turned around to see a female Merlin sitting on a pile of Horse poo just a few feet away from the car,only on the wrong side of the car ,opening the other window would surely put her up ,but no she stayed for a minute or so,
allowing some close up photography & me getting my best ever view of this lovely little Falcon,not the most attractive of perches but I suppose its about as natural as you can get!Anyway if it was'nt for th Ponies & Sheep eating the grass and leaving thier deposits it would'nt attract the insects which would'nt attract the waders which would'.nt have attracted the Merlin,so full circle.I later refound the Merlin sitting on a differant pile of Horses..t, this time on the right side.Brilliant.Thats enough of me wittering on...