Sunday, August 21, 2011
Catch up with year list.
What an interesting August! I return to see I have missed a couple of nice year ticks.
White-rumped Sandpiper at Snettisham and another white bird - a WWBT at Grafham Water and then a trip across Essex to see the Sub-alpine Warbler a pretty littlebird!
But finally a bird I have dipped more times than I care to recall - I even missed one in Canada in 2004 (I was looking in one direction on a pelagic and it flew in another and it wasn't called out - I found out much later!)a Sabine's Gull - great.
I cant link - the Christchurch Harbour Ornithologist Group has some superb images....
I shall post one here which shows the lovely gull in flight with thanks to Jimmy Main.I shall attempt to get permission as I find their photographs really show the details of this bird who appears to be aged as a 1st Winter - altho it was reported as an adult.
More importantly for me - this is my 400th UK species (BOU).