Sunday, 31 May 2015

Greater Yellowlegs Re-visited

Sat 30th May 2015
Paul had dipped the Greater Yellowlegs at Titchfield Haven the previous Saturday so didn't take much persuading to give it another try. A cunning plan was hatched which meant us visiting Acre's Down in the New Forest and waiting for news. A decent selection of woodland species at Acre's Down the best being Firecrest (heard only), Marsh Tit, Redstart, Tree Pipit and Goshawk. As we got nearer to the car park news of the Greater Yellowlegs came through. So no time to try for Honey Buzzard from the watch-point. At Titchfield Haven we paid our four quid and headed off to the Spurgin Hide. The Greater Yellowlegs was roosting close to some Irises. Then after a few minutes it decided to have a feed and treated all in the hide to some nice views. At the visitor centre we were told there was a summer plumaged Curlew Sandpiper at the Meon Shore hide. At the Meon Shore hide we were treated to some nice views of a very dapper summer plumaged Curlew Sandpiper. Some pics and a vid below.

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