Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Druridge Pools

I've had two trips to Druridge Pools recently, both times there was a good selection of birds...

On Sunday the drake Garganey remained on the Budge Fields and two Wood Sandpipers showed really well in front of the screen, as did 4 Little Egrets. My first ever summer plumage Little Stint dropped in with 2 Dunlin after having showed well at Cresswell Pond earlier in the day. Another drake Garganey was found by my Dad on the South Pool at Chevington.

After school on Tuesday evening 4 Temminck's Stints were found at Druridge Pools. When we arrived an impressive electrical storm was right overhead so we stayed in the car until it passed. Once we eventually made it to the south facing hide, the 4 Temminck's Stints dropped onto the closest patch of mud to the hide and allowed some brilliant views, my best ever of the species. Just as I got my camera onto them they flew off and appeared to land further back but were never seen again.

The drake Garganey had been joined by a Little Ringed Plover, 22 Black-tailed Godwits and a fly-over Little Egret.

PWC 15
Species: 141
Points: 183

139. Little Stint
140. Temminck's Stint
141. Little Ringed Plover

Poor photo of one of the Temminck's Stint. It does however show the white outer-tail and pale legs.

Little Egret

Little Stint


Another Storm passing by offshore

1 comment:

  1. I was at the Budge Screen during the hail storm - the Temmincks Stints came out briefly as the weather cleared - I was just watching them for a few seconds when a large peel of thunder caused them to fly north - I assume that's when you got to see them

    An atmospheric and interesting evening!