Oct 182019
 

The last thing I expected to see this morning was a first record for Derbyshire in the form of a 1st winter Long-billed Dowitcher. Found by Steve Porter first thing this morning, it disappeared for nearly 2 hours, before returning to Willington GP around 10:30am.

I managed a rush from work arriving on site around 11:15 and got to see the bird just before it flew out again around 11:25am. I managed a record shot, just as the wind blew the reeds apart once or twice. It flew off with Lapwings and 2 Ruff heading NE. 

 

Long-billed Dowitcher – Willington GP – 18.10.2019 – 11:20am
Long-billed Dowitcher – Willington GP – 18.10.19 – 11:20am
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