Sunday 16 September 2012

Short Billed Dowitcher, Lodmoor RSPB, Dorset

My second mega in a week, this time the now long staying and 2nd for Britain, Short billed Dowitcher, at Lodmoor RSPB, Dorset. Shaun (of ValleyBirding fame) and I headed south at 6am arriving on site about 8.45am. The bird was showing well upon arrival, in poor light, but providing good scope views for 20 minutes, when  it flew to cover. Poor record shots below. With a 3rd for Britain turning up on Scilly this week, I guess birders will be giving Dowitcher sps a little more attention in the future!


  1. Well done you. If only I had the time!

  2. I didn't really - left my house at 5.50am and was back in doors doing some DIY by 1.45pm! That's what you call tick and run!

  3. Your back on the tick trail and soon will be near that magic number!!