Brockholes Wetland, Ashy-headed Wagtail - 22nd April 2010

The best I could do in the fading light through Bill Gregory's Scope with my mobile. We were up at Brockholes Wetland helping with the anual Whimbrel migration count when Bill Gregory arrived and told us it had been there all afternoon and it wasn't a Yellow Wagtail as first thought. Thanks go out to Zac Hinchcliffe for re-identifying this colourful little wagtail, a lifer for both Reece and I. The Whimbrel count was down on the last few evenings with only 96 when we left at 21.00. Other bids of interest on the main pool were 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Shoveler and a Goosander.
                                                              ABOVE ASHY-HEADED WAGTAIL TAKEN BY BILL GREGORY

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

About the same as mine Derek. The light was too far gone really. Anyway it's a record. I'm posting this while I can still get in! Mike.

Stu said...

Wow, Brockholes surely does turn up interesting stuff. i'll have to pay it a visit next time I'm home in Preston...........