Whinchat, Stags Lodge - 5th May 2010

I first sighted the bird whilst walking the dogs but not having my binoculars with me I couldn't get a good ID and everytime I got close it moved on. So I dropped the dogs at home and picked Reece up and headed back. We found the bird in the same area of trees and Reece managed the above shot before it again moved on. We picked it up on several more occasions but it didn't seem to hang around to much in one place so not wanting to disturb it any further we headed down to Brockholes Nature Reserve to count in a poor 30 Whimbrel.

UPDATE: I emailed David Beattie who compiles the bird survey for CVP and runs walks through the park and it is possibly the first sighting of a Whinchat on CVP.
No sign of the Whinchat on the following 2 nights.

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