Saturday, 31 August 2013

Green Sandpiper, Honeypots Plantation, Rocklands

This afternoon, I headed off on the bike to Honeypots Plantation to set the bat detector for the final survey point as part of the Norfolk Bat Survey. Returning homewards over a meadow that had previously been excavated for gravel, I heard the distinctive flight call of a Green Sandpiper.

In the end, I could not locate the bird before it drifted out of earshot, but was nevertheless pleased to witness its passage. The sandpiper was probably stopping off at the shallow pools that have formed in the meadows. Last autumn, I flushed a female Garganey from the same area. Not bad for a couple of shallow, artificial pools!

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