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13 January 2011

Adrenaline rush at noon

Hi all,

Today, another noon bash along the banks of the Red river, same area than last Sunday.

Birding was a bit slow first with just Green and Common Sandpipers but then got more interesting with a male Bluethroat and a Citrine Wagtail.

Arrived at the extremity south of the area, I noticed some waders. I got my bins on them and was astonished to discover, one after the other, 1, 2, 3, 4 and finally 5 Long-billed Plovers !!! I said to myself : “Hey, what’s going on here? Am I dreaming?”.
Simon came after work and counted… 6 birds!
New shots of the beasts:

Short video (settings 480p please)

1 comment:

  1. Saturday 15th, the 6 Long-billed still there but seems to have moved a little. At the extremity south of the area, scan the left banks on the other side of the river. A little bit far, so need a scope.
    Another solution is to find your way across the island and reach this place.