On a seawatch on Hilbre we saw 2 Goldeneye, 2 Red-throated Divers, a Great Crested Grebe, 6 Kittiwakes and a raft of 40+ Scaup. Also watched as the masses of waders and gulls came into roost.
Photo: Turnstone & Knot.
In Belize, 8 new birds seen today.
A visit to Battery Point at high tide where there were 3 Purple Sandpipers, 4 Rock Pipits and 3 Chiffchaffs.
A visit to Aust Warth where I watched and filmed a pair of Meadow Pipits doing, what I thought was, a courtship display.
They were crouching, bobbing and bowing, sometimes tail raising while running around on a concrete block on the foreshore.
Later, I read through the behaviour section in BWP and there it describes this as a pair-bonding dance.
Video of pair of
also see here.
A drive to Kingsgate Park in Yate, where there was a singing Iberian Chiffchaff, a new British bird for me.
Photo & recording of
A drive to Weymouth to see the Lesser Yellowlegs at Lodmoor, which was coming into summer plumage. Also there 40+ Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Little Egrets and a male Marsh Harrier.
More photos here.