Saturday, 25 April 2015

Hudsonian Godwit - Meare Heath

Hudsonian Godwit - Meare Heath
After a double take at the pager and fully expecting it to be something relatively dull mega alerting I was VERY shocked when I pulled open the pager to read HUDSONIAN GODWIT! I was half expecting it to come up two minutes later saying erroneous but it didn't! Plans were swiftly hatched and the car filled and we were off. The next surprise of the day was that the was a new car park which we managed to find a space in...built in the nick of time some might say.

To cut a long story short it showed really nicely frequently waking up and flapping its lovely dark underwings and eventually flew a short distance showing the nice upperwing patterning too. I absolutely love this reserve and again wasn't disappointed in the supporting cast with Wood Warbler in the carpark, booming Bitterns, a few Hobbies and several Great White Egrets. Matt also strung a Wood Sandpiper that must have been eaten by a swan mussel as it vanished instantly!

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