Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Spotted Sandpiper at Draycote Water

A very, very last minute decision after work today took me to Draycote Water, Warwickshire located in the heart of the midlands for a cracking summer plumaged Spotted Sandpiper. Found earlier this morning, I found out about it just before finishing work and decided to give it a shot as it was a bird I'd wanted to see for a good while.
Spotted Sandpiper in fine Summer Plumage
 The bird was best viewed along the causeway between the valve tower and the small water inlet and it showed incredibly well from the path. The hardest challenge was acquiring an image of it without blurring as the bird was constantly on the run. Luckily, early on in the visit, I managed to get a couple of record snaps.
 
Tiring to say the least by very much worth it especially in such a fine plumage! That’s two summer plumaged American waders inside 3 days now!!

1 comment:

  1. With a full plumaged bird like that it was well worth the journey, great bird. Well done. I got onto the juvenile spot sand a few years ago at Tittesworth. Yours beats mine hands down.
    Dave

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