Monday, 28 July 2014
A text just after 4pm announcing a Collared Pratincole at Castle Island. A frantic hour and a half until I could lock up looked to end tragically when news of the bird's departure came through. Thankfully news of it's return swiftly followed and I headed north. On view when I got there, it was a bit distant, but gave good scope views. Soon taking flight, excellent views were had as it showed it's copper underwing (brighter than I thought they would be) and thin white trailing edge to the secondaries. I timed my visit well, as the bird departed just a few minutes after I left.