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Pectoral Sandpiper and Turtle Dove

Turtle Dove
A 05:30 am alarm call and a 06:00 am departure put us at Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve at 07:45 am. Our quarry was a reported Cattle Egret, a British bird for me. However, local knowledge at the site gave us a true picture of this bird. Its elusive! After 2 hours searching  favored areas, we had to agree. Not a complete wash out though, as we got cracking looks at Turtle Dove! Other species included Marsh Harrier, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Cetti's Warbler, Swift and Reed Bunting.


An hour drive south put us at Dungeness RSPB Reserve in search of another rare bird. Luckily this one was still around and we found it in the field where it was last reported. PECTORAL SANDPIPER! It was far enough away to only get a grainy shot and sunny enough to get a bleached out digi-shot. Whats new??? Time for a 50x optical point and shoot! Cracking bird!!





Nolan scoping the Pectoral Sandpiper
 Other birds of note included Swift, Marsh Harrier and 6 HOBBY!

Hobby

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