Friday 16th September 2016
Sunday saw a regular walk round Caldecote Hall up to the Coventry canal but the only bird of any real interest was a Peregrine. Monday Dentist.Tuesday 2 Whinchats and Hobby at Alvecote pools + Common Sand at Shustoke. Wednesday trip to Draycote Water in the hope of seeing a Baird's Sandpiper which, under close examination and better light turned out to be a Little Stint.Cracking little bird nontheless. I had to double check my records to confirm I had seen one before at the same site in September 1996. Thursday went out of County for a Bairds Sandpiper at Upton Warren, also on the reserve were Curlew,Common and Green Sandpipers,Snipe and a Ruff. Friday waited for the rain to stop...........
One of the two long staying Whinchats at Alvecote Pools
Distant image of the Baird's Sandpiper at Upton Warren