|Red-throated Pipit: a long way from home, but at least I didn't have to identify it 'on call'...|
|...and thankfully it turned up the day before I went 'on call'|
|Hudsonian Godwit - a mere (Meare?) 60 miles from home, and on a Saturday|
|Greater Yellowlegs - even closer at 56 miles from home. And a big thanks to the staff at Titchfield Haven who returned my lost memory card - a credit to Hampshire County Council who run the reserve!|
Of course this fortunate streak must come to an end - probably this weekend, as I am again 'on call' and have to stay within an hour or so of HQ - precisely the constraint which deprived me of the chance to clap eyes on the Little Bustard at the turn of the year. So I guess I'll just sit tight, ride it out and put away my twitching boots for the next few days. Unless of course that breeding plumaged male Rock Thrush decides to pitch up on Portland. Preferably on Saturday...
|The Great Blue Heron arrived on a Tuesday, but had the decency to stay until the weekend|