This blog follows my travels and bird/wildlife trips, in words (few) and photos (many probably)!
Saturday 13th October 2012
American Golden Plover
Bit better weather today, but still not the best. A trip to the Porth Hellick area for me today. The American Golden Plover had taken up residence on the beach, and was being pushed up the beach by the rising tide. So i sat and waited. It came fairly close, but then ran along the beach and onto the concrete breakwater. It then began to preen and stretch, and i managed to get a couple of shots, before it was flushed and flew up towards the airfield again. There were a little group of Greenfinches feeding on blackberries near the beach, so i photographed them for a while.
I then walked through Porth Hellick, to an area where a juvenile Rose-coloured Starling had been seen feeding, also on blackberries, for quite a while. It took a while to see it and then it was very mobile and elusive. But eventually it showed really well. Another good day, after a couple of dodgy ones.