Pectoral & Broad-billed Sandpipers

Another visit to the superb Frampton Marsh RSPB reserve. I had gone to see the Pectoral Sandpiper that had been found there yesterday. I managed to see this early morning and whilst I was there a Broad-billed Sandpiper was found. Although only the third Broad-billed Sandpiper I have ever seen it was the second I have seen at this reserve this year!

Broad-billed Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper





Scilly 2015

A very sunny, warm and calm crossing to Scilly on Saturday. Lots of dolphin were seen from the Scillonian and a couple of Balearic Shearwater. There was a Red-throated Diver in Porthcressa Bay. I got the boat to St Agnes at 2pm but the Red Eyed Vireo was not seen. A Pied Flycatcher was probably the best bird seen over there. Sunday was a completely different day weather wise, as it was cloudy, windy and quite a bit colder. I stayed on St Mary’s where I saw Lapland Bunting, Pectoral Sandpiper, Jack Snipe, Merlin and Peregrine.

Red-throated Diver


Pied Flycatcher




Willow warbler


Pectoral Sandpiper

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