Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Hill of Beath pulls one back

A beautiful warm evening meant leaving the windows open last night, which enabled me to hear 2 Ringed Plover calling as they flew over the house - a cracking bonus bird, and the biggest surprise since a Sandwich Tern flew over a few years back. This is especially nice since otherwise there's not a lot of wader habitat on the hill. It's good for breeding Lapwing, the odd Curlew and Oystercatcher, and maybe some Golden Plover in the fields to the NW. I feel like some more nocturnal listening is in order. Maybe a nice bottle of red in the garden ...

It also gave me an excuse to browse through Xeno Canto's excellent selection of wader flight calls this morning.

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