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Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Up close and personal with CURLEW SANDPIPERS........

I could not resist sharing with you my views today of two migrant juvenile CURLEW SANDPIPERS. The two birds have been present for the best part of the week on Farmoor 1 Reservoir (Oxfordshire) where some draining of the reservoir is taking place. The two birds are just so confiding (as seemingly are all the other juvenile waders taking advantage of the prime feeding conditions here) and came to within a few feet of me - the closest I have ever been to the species. Generally speaking, Curlew Sandpiper is a rare passage migrant inland, with very few records annually. This was a rare treat. Although I took well over 500 images, here is a selection of my favourite ones - enjoy!!