Wednesday, 19 August 2009

This is serious!

This is becoming serious as I've not been birding since Monday and tomorrow is looking decidedly doubtful......I can only live in hope!
Meanwhile a couple of images from a contact in the US the top one of which is of my most favourite 'American' the Lesser Yellowlegs......I know the bird well. And the butterfly is the Western Tiger Swallowtail which would brighten up any page on any blog. Thanks for the pic's Paul and for allowing me to post them here, I hope to be able to show others in the future and can't think of a better way of filling the gaps in the post's.
Curlew Sandpiper, Hobby, and Marsh Harrier today, all in an area I know well and not to mention an amazing 14 Greenshank (JS) on Conder Pool......WOW! Would anybody like to challenge me on the claim this is an all time record at Conder Green.


Brian Rafferty said...

Pete. I too am suffering withdrawal symptoms having been in the garden (JUNGLE ) most of the week trying to put it in order for the Winter!!!... Hopefully I may get out tomorrow somewhere. Lovely shots on your blog from America.Hope you manage to get out soon.

Pete Woodruff said...

Hopefully (again) out on Friday Brian.

Bit of a gaff on this post as both my contact and bird are from Canada. But there I go again, never to clever not to admit an error as I'm as human as they come.
Having said that, how come I didn't realise/remember the bird breeds in eastern Alaska and across much of Canada. Most of them move South to winter in the West Indies and South America.

Good to hear from you again Brian.