NAPTON ON THE HILL WEATHER

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Wood Sandpiper

After posting earlier today (Saturday 8th) I recieved a text message about 4pm regarding 2 Wood Sandpiper which had dropped in on East Marsh Pool, Brandon. Having missed yesterday evenings visit of a single bird, and no sign of any during this mornings visit, I certainly had no intention of missing this opportunity. With this in mind I downed tools on the weekly chores and made straight for Brandon, informing Jim Rushforth our site recorder on route.

I'm delighted to say that by the time I arrived some 25 minutes later both birds were showing well on Willow Island, East Marsh Pool, so too was Jim who arrived shortly before me. This is in fact another first for me at Brandon, having missed last years brief visit by a single bird and I should give thanks also to Iain Brown who posted the siting very swifty on the brandon birding site, I returned home a happy bear.