AI walked into the Obs this morning put me onto two Merlin coming in off and taking prey on the way in. Not a great deal was passing in a gale force south westerly, but there was a late Manx Shearwater heading south. A bigger surprise was the female Marsh Harrier that went north, low over the sea.
Almost home when news of a Long-billed Dowitcher came through, so I was off to Cresswell. The bird showed well on the far shore, but it was a bit distant and dull for photos. The following my best phone-scoped shot.
|Stunning shot of a Long-billed Dowitcher|