Sunday, 28 July 2013

A Brilliant day out!

Today we decided to go to RSPB Saltholme again because we enjoyed it so much last week plus a Pectoral Sandpiper just turned up there.

When we got there we went to the hide which was near the reserves car park first because that's were the Sandpiper was sighted. When we got in the hide it was packed with birders so we had to wait a while to get a seat, after a little while some of them moved out of the hide so then we managed to get a seat. We watched the scrape for a while and then someone said the sandpiper is back out of the reeds so we looked around the scrape for it and then we saw it run by some black tailed godwits and then a little while after it ran back into the reeds! As we were waiting for it to come out again, we spotted a Fox running in front of the hide!
The Pectoral sandpiper came out a few more times which allowed us to get a few decent record shots, also on the scrape there was about 10 black tailed godwits, 12 little egrets, Common Snipes and a Dunlin.
After that we decided to go to another hide, when we got there, we looked around the lake to see if we could see anything then my dad spotted 4 Ringed plovers on a scrape quite close to the hide also there was lots of Common terns fishing around the hide which was great to watch.
Common Tern

Also Occasionally 3 Lapwings came really close to the hide which allowed us to have great views of them.
After we decided to have one last look in the hide near the car park just in case the Pectoral sandpiper came any closer so we walked in side and this time it wasn't as packed. When we sat down we saw that the Sandpiper had come miles closer which allowed us to have much better views of this stunning bird!  
Pectoral Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper
After we decided to go home after a great day!


  1. Excellent pics and write up mate , your blog is looking great