Sunday, 29 May 2011

Lesser Yellowlegs!

Buenos Dias Amigos! I will get onto my trip to Spain eventually. But as Sir Alex Ferguson would say, "birding, bloody hell!"

I wasn't planning on going anywhere today, due a combination of tiredness from the travelling back and a consuming a rather large amount of alcoholic beverages while watching the Barcelona v Man United game. That was until around 3pm, when a rather nervous-sounding Andy was on the other end of the phone. "You'd better get down Uttoxeter, there's a Lesser Yellowlegs here!" What?!?!?!?!

Nice one Andy, and thank goodness I got back from Spain in time! For the record, this is the third record of Lesser Yellowlegs for Staffordshire. Following on from birds at Blithfield in 1979 and Knighton Reservoir, on the Shropshire border, in 1995.

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