Wednesday, 26 September 2012


The first 'Pec' for Broom.  Just part of Broom gravel pits great run of birds this year. These include: Purple Heron, Glossy Ibis, Rough-legged Buzzard, Roseate Tern, Spoonbill.  Not bad for a dirty hole in the ground!

Sunday, 23 September 2012

A golden pull-over

This view gave me a bit of a startle!  Very grey, white super, and seeminlgy smaller

I got a bit closer and it started to look less good.  There's a hint of gold in the underparts in this view.

It's still grey looking, but the super looks a bit dirtier, and its shape really isn't too disimilar to a normal Golden Plover

It has some old primaries - p10 and p9 certainly look old (I think) which probably best fits a Eurasian Golden Plover
So there you go.  It's a grey looking Eurasian Golden Plover.  Shame as I was really hoping it was an American Golden Plover when I first saw it.  Still, plenty of time this autumn to find one of those locally...

Eurasian Golden Plover, Southill, 29th September 2012.

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