Monday, 24 October 2016


Back home after yesterday's marathon train journey. Up to Newton this morning, where I eventually picked up the Baird's Sandpiper. Unfortunately it favoured the small pools at the far side of the scrape, so no photos. Also here were 60+ Dunlin, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit and a Grey Plover. A good search of the scrub here and at the tin church failed to turn up anything other than a few migrant thrushes.

Down the coast at Druridge a Great White Egret was performing in front of the Budge Screen along with 2 Little Egret and a Greenshank.

An hour at Prestwick Carr on the way home failed to turn up the Great Grey Shrike.

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