Sunday 27th July 2014

    This day have been calling for a few days, i had been holding out...a summer plumaged Pacific Golden Plover at Middleton lakes RSPB, in the Midlands (Staffordshire actually). Not seen PGP in UK, so why i held out i have no idea. I have seen them in Sri Lanka & New Zealand, so far away from the UK. Had seen a few shots, and hoped i could get close enough for some decent shots too.

   The mile or so walk, in the sun and heat, wasn't as bad as i expected. Sadly, the bird was distant on a strip of land between 2 pools. While waiting there was little to photograph, except a few Black-tailed Skimmers.

Black-tailed Skimmer (Female)
   Oh yeah and a Lapwing.....................


   I spent probably 4/5 hours waiting around that area, and it did me no good at all. The bird stayed on the same strip, and walked about 15 yards one, or the other. It did actually fly once, but again only about 15 yards.

   Just to show i did try to get some shots, here is my best effort.................

Pacific Golden Plover

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