Monday, June 29, 2020

29th June 2020 - RSPB Pulborough Brooks

A Temminck's Stint was found on the North Brooks early evening. Sophie and I were eating dinner when the news filtered through and I managed to convince her to come along and have a look. We bumped into Matt Phelps in the car park on arrival, who was just getting back, he informed us that there was no sign of it. We took a stroll along the trail out towards The Hanger which was very quiet apart from a singing Chiffchaff and three flyover Greenfinches. Upon arrival there was another birder also looking who hadn't seen it. A careful scan of the North Brooks produced a Common Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper, two Little Ringed Plover, a Redshank, the Avocet family, seven Black-tailed Godwits, a female Mandarin and six Egyptian Geese. Roughly around 30 Sand Martins were hawking all over the place with a few Swifts thrown into the mix and a Buzzard made a brief appearance. We stayed up until around 9pm and disappointingly never managed to find the Stint.

Sunsetting at RSPB Pulborough Brooks, West Sussex

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