Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Cuckmere American Golden Plover (12 June 2013)

Wednesday 12 June.  Having failed to get my act together last evening a before work visit to the Cuckmere was in order.  To my relief the American Golden Plover was still present and showing very well.  A superb find by Matt Eade and a very impressive and confiding bird.  Also there Black Swan and 4 Swallows but unfortunately no Grey-headed Wagtail - I should have gone after work instead of before!
American Golden Plover at Cuckmere Haven
a delightful bird and a very nice find by Matt Eade on his local patch
showing its very bright white supercillium very well
long primary projection and long legs evident in this image
long primary projection and long legs evident in this image
beautiful feather edgings on the mantle

the black on the belly reaching the sides and leaving no room for a white border is also a good feature of this species


a nice angle from which to see the long wings

Monday 10 June.  Both Black Redstarts seen singing (at Shed 6 and the timber yard), Peregrine, Ringed Plover and 40 Swifts over Hove seafront.

Sunday 9 June.  A low tide visit to the Adur produced one Little Egret and drained my enthusiasm for the day so i returned home to scan old trip images.

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