Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Long-billed Dowitcher on Axe

A juvenile moulting to first-winter Long-billed Dowitcher on the pools opposite Axmouth FC at SY261930, just north of Boshill Cross. Presumably the Dorset bird from yesterday? Only seen it in poor light (which is my excuse for the lack of stunning pics!).

Not the longest billed Long-billed Dowi, but we've grilled its tertials and I've heard it call

Here's the pools it is on...

Also today a Grey Phalarope over the sea off Axmouth Yacht Club just after 14:15 for a few minutes before gaining height and flying north up the river valley (that's what I was looking for!!).