Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Buff-Breasted Sandpipers

As i was driving home i thought i would have a look at the Golden Plover at Scotney . 
When i pulled up Bob Smith and Keith Hackett were putting there scopes away. They told me they had seen a wader that they thought might have been a Buff-Breasted Sandpiper so we all had another look. I found a wader with my binoculars which was flushed almost immediately but was sure it was Buff-Breasted. We scoped the Kent side and we relocated the bird which was obviousely a Buff Breasted and whilst watching this one another appeared. We drove to the Kent side for better views and i got brief view before they were spooked again. Bob and Keith went off to Dungeness to see the Pec Sand and i went back to the Sussex end, where i relocated them and managed to get distant record shots of them both together  which  is probably unique for Sussex.
Also at Scotney were a flock of 16 Ruff, 1000+ Golden Plover, 8 Dunlin, 500+ Lapwing 4 Redshank and 3 Marsh Harriers aroun the wind turbines.

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