Monday, 20 September 2010

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper - Greatham Creek, Teesside - 20/09/2010

The first day of Uni went ok but I was tired when I got home as was looking forward to a nice restful evening. I was watching The Simpsons on Channel 4 when news came through that a Sharp-tailed Sandpiper has been seen at Greatham Creek. I rushed my tea down, topped up my engine oil, and was on my way. I arrived at about 7:30ish and got good views in fairly poor light, however 5 minutes after I had been there the light deteriorated further making viewing even more difficult. I had cracking views if I am honest and at fairly close range. A fantastic bird and a one I will no doubt be forgetting for a while, its one of those birds I didn’t think I was going to see ever in the UK never mind locally.

Until next time, Foghorn out!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Andrew,nice bird to get local,thats the 4th Cleveland record of S-t Sand,amazing for a small county
    best wishes Bernie Beck