Sunday, 25 September 2011
i went up to Thornwick Bay for the buff breasted sandpiper this afternoon. Quite a long walk uphill to get to the sheep field it favoured with very little in terms of birds on the way. A peregrine falcon being the best of it.
Once I got there the bird showed well in the north western corner, probably kept there by the buffeting south westerly wind. It was always a struggle to get a sharp shot in poor light and as a fairly heavy shower came over the bird took flight an alighted some 500 yards north west.
It was time to go. best other bird was a hobby.