Young folk

Feeling decidedly ropey after a great night out in the village at Longton Live, I only managed to get out at around 10ish. So for some peace and quiet I spent half an hour with a small Dunlin flock, studying the couple of juvenile birds that were feeding in the mud. Lovely fresh feathers and a gingery cast to their heads – the younger of the 2 even had that strange head and bill shape that make them look a little odd.

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The Junction Screen looked my like the Queen Anne’s Revenge with multiple cannon poking through the slots so I had a brief look – less Godwit than yesterday, just a single Knot and a few Dunlin. A wander down to Polly’s and the Glossy drifted over me, high from the East – that’s interesting as the bird was photo’d at Longton Brickcroft yesterday¬† (cheers Andy for the message) so maybe it changed its roost? Must have flown close to my house on its way to and from!

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Polly’s held 50 or so Dunlin, and 2 lovely Brimstone brightened up the walk along the road.

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The Glossy was now on Junction – another brief look, but put off by the gatling guns rattling away, I finished with a last look at Rainford’s. The Cattle Egret was at the back, with and LRP and 2 Common Sand – not a bad couple of hours, back home for a snooze…..

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