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This one's actually about birds! Well one anyway...

The day dawned clear, bright and sunny but the temperature at 5:30 was already rising. I don't mind prolonged periods of nice weather, in fact it beats wearing a jumper by quite some considerable margin, it's downside however is the lethargy which seems to accompany it! Ringing activity came to an abrupt halt shortly after the 4th bird was ringed, the effort it takes to walk round the garden in 23C is surprising! Once lunch was out of the way the continual effort that is autumn preparation began and again both Martin and myself made good progress in the garden and crop field. Fast forward 90 minutes and we're stood at Lodmoor watching a White-rumped Sandpiper!

The White-rump, an Adult, was feeding with 4 Dunlin along the edge of the Tern pool, although hazy at first a breeze picked up and excellent scope views were obtained, unfortunately my photos don't really do it justice, A little further exploration of Lodmoor revealed good numbers of Mediterranean Gulls and two Greenshank.