Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Temminck's at Llanon south?

When first spotted in flight near the stream outlet at Morfa Mawr farm I called common sandpiper but after it landed I could see it wasn't.
  As it took off there was an almost white rump showing so I pursued it down the beach and took these shots.  It flew twice more towards the stream area at Morfa Mawr trilling as it flew. I was with Geoff Suter an experienced birder from Somerset who has a more reliable ear than mine and we both agree that recordings of the Temminck's call are identical to what we heard.  Apart from that there are those legs!