Saturday, 17 September 2016

Waders at Davidstow

Wed 14th September.
After last years complete lack of waders on Davidstow airfield, this week has made up for it already, with a fine selection of goodies including two American rareties, a splendid American Golden Plover and one of my faves, a Buff Breasted Sandpiper. All photos were taken from the car, really no need to get out as the birds come right up to the edge of the runway, ( I did have a word with a couple of old chaps who got out and set up a tripod ,risking the birds getting nervous, and apparently the next day the AGP was flushed by a photographer getting out of his vehicle), anyway moan over ,here's some photos.
A nice selection of Waders including the American Golden Plover, two Eurasian Golden Plover, three Curlew Sandpipers and a Ruff

American Golden Plover with two Europeans

Amarican Golden Plover in the foreground

American Golden Plover face on

American Golden Plover

American Golden Plover looking alert as someone went past on a motorbike

Ruff after bathing

Ruff bathing with two Curlew Sandpipers in the background

Curlew Sandpiper

Curlew Sandpipers

Buff Breasted Sandpiper, a Davidstow speciality

Buff Breasted Sandpiper

Ruff taken two days earlier.

Ruff pair again taken two days earlier

Ruff preening, two days earlier again which is typical of my visits to this site , someone always seems to find the rare stuff the days after my getting there!

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