Birdbrain Stuff

Thursday, March 30, 2017

More Sufferring

Another hard days slog and all because I'm a pathetic helpless birder. New today were 6 Spotted Redshank, 1 Ruff, 3 splendid Woodchat Shrike one of which was rather photogenic. 3 BHG & a couple of possible Slender billed Gulls that need verifying as do a couple of distant marsh terns.
Event of the day has got to be when I let go a loud belch and flushed a Little Bittern.
The sun and distance is problematical e.g Ringed or Little Ringed Plover and at one stage are those all Green Sandpiper or is one a Common?
More to follow unless I get lucky and manage to get a cure for this debilitating illness.

PS I managed to verify all GREEN Sandpipers and the two Marsh Terns as WHISKERED which is splendid.  The Slender bills will have to be passed over.