Below are some photos from a visit to Elmley on Wednesday.
Avocet's & Chick
And finally a Swallow at the car park
Hi Rockin Robin,
Fab photo's especially the Avocet chick and Swallow, I stand to be corrected but I think your Green Sandpiper is a Common Sandpiper.
The Avocets on the face of it seem to have had a good year so far.
All the best
That's very good to know, I know they seem to have up and down years,
Great photos there pal, looks like you had a great day and plenty to photograph.
Hi- I'm with H on the Green sand
Your bird shows a supercilium that extends behind the eye, a pale underwing, pale legs and bars on the tertials not spots
It's an adult Common Sandpiper
It was one of them days when I was in the right place at the right time .
All the best
Thanks H & Seymouraves
For pointing out about the Common Sandpiper, is this photo I took below the same
Great selection of photos, the swallow was probably the same as the ones my boys photographed when we were last there as it was on the steel barn too, I will have a drive through tomorrow when on the way to capel fleet to see whats around I hope I get to see as much as you managed.
the photos you linked to were all labelled correctly except, as you thought, the sandpiper which was a Common. and the gull which was a Black headed not a Med Gull :(
Good weather forecast for the weekend. Hope the Spoonbills are still about as they were very uncomfortable with the micro-lights flying over the reserve.
Plenty of Swallows about around the car park.
Hope you have a good day.
Thanks for letting know.
Fantastic shots as always mate! Six Spoonbills! That must be a record! LOL!
Great spot. And I love the Avocet chick shot.
Keep up the great work. Hope to meet up with you out there again soon.
Great news with the E newsletter. It was nice to get a photo of the Spoonbill's together hope they stay around.
I will keep an eye out for you.