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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Common Sandpiper, East Lea - May 2019

It's slow going on the doorstep of late, despite an increase in efforts - spring is often hard work up here and the returns can be are scant at best. Which is why it's always a good idea to make the most of common stuff....

If i've time I try to put in more hours at East Lea here in Filey in the latter part of April and early May, it being a prime site for wagtails, one of only a few local options for spring waders and having a decent aspect for flyovers. It's been quiet on all fronts so far, but sitting anywhere for long enough means random decent photo opps with more expected species, and this Common Sand has developed a habit of feeding right in front of the hide. Nice.