Saturday, 15 September 2018

Stone Curlew - take two

So like buses Stone Curlew in SOG this year has put in another twitchable performance.

The bird that I found at Bowers marsh some weeks ago was the first in SOG for 20years, excluding flyovers heard at night, so was a bit of a surprise that we get another lingering bird, this time at Lower Raypits, Canewdon.

Almost the direct opposite of the Bowers bird this one required a long hike out from Lion Creek rather than the relatively short walk from the Bowers Marsh car park. From the hide the bird would show pretty close whereas the Bowers bird was always at the limits of camera range.

Still it was worth the walk as it did show well once I located it, took me half an hour.

Could it actually be the same bird as that at Bowers or a different bird; logic would dictate it is a second bird.

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