Saturday, 10 July 2010

Dawn 'til Dusk (part III): waders at Titchwell

Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Pectoral Sandpiper added an exotic flavour to the waders at Titchwell early this afternoon. Dunlin, Knot, Ruff, Whimbrel, Curlew, Avocet, Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, Black- and Bar-tailed Godwit, Redshank, Spotted Redshank and Snipe made for an impressive collection, with some of the Knot still in striking summer plumage. Star wader though was perhaps this Redshank chick (top) which pottered around outside the hide, just pipping a French-blinged Ruff (above) which seems to have fallen victim to a ringer with frustrated ambitions in origami.