Follow in Nigel's Footsteps

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Black-winged Stilt...an unexpected treat.

In my opinion, birds don't come much better looking than this. This beautiful Black-winged Stilt was found on Sunday evening by Dave Helliar at a private site with no general access, close to Chard. Luckily I was nearby when Dave phoned and got there in time to grab some long-distance video of it. What a stunning find and certainly not a species I ever expected to see so close to home!

Black-winged Stilt: Dave Helliar
Black-winged Stilt: Dave Helliar
Black-winged Stilt: Dave Helliar
Black-winged Stilt: Dave Helliar
Black-winged Stilt: R. Harris

It looks from photos as if the same individual relocated to Lodmoor near Weymouth as a very similar looking bird was present there the following morning.

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