Friday, June 01, 2018

Withens Clough (Cragg Vale)

A nice surprise to find  a couple of migrant waders on the reservoir this morning.
A Sanderling (they breed in the high Arctic) and a Ringed Plover. Tricky getting any decent shots through the juncus but it's best, for the birds sake, to avoid the reservoir shore.
 Ringed Plover

On the down side there was not a 'sniff' of any 'chats'. This used to be  a good area for Stonechats and Whinchats but no longer !


AndyC said...

Nice one with the Sanderling,,,

Dave Franz said...

Good find Dave.

Brian Sumner . said...

Good do Dave , need one at Fly Flatts now, 7 years since the last Sanderling.