As I was not able to go with Ashley on Wednesday to Lodmoor, it was a great relief when my phone rang and it was Malc Curtin saying he was going and was I interested in car sharing. Arrangements were made and we left Cheshire after doing the domestic duties required. We arrived at Lodmoor just after lunch, long drive but definitely worth it.
I wasn't able to get any better photographs of the Short-billed Dowitcher than Ash did on Wednesday but had a great two hours birding there. The Grey Heron looked magnificent in the early Autumn sunlight as did the Gadwall and the Lapwings.
A sunny September day spent birding with a mate and a UK lifer - what could be better than that ?
Mediterranean Gull (Ringed)