Sunday, 18 November 2018

Lodmoor RSPB - Lesser Yellowlegs.

Lesser Yellowlegs - West scrape - Lodmoor RSPB, Weymouth, Dorset - November 2018
Having spent time the previous weekend down at the Lodmoor, where I failed to see the Lesser Legs, get soaked through and only managed to get the Ruff and Greenshank images at the bottom of this post but luckily saw the Pallas's at Wakeham albeit briefly I was still keen to try and get some better images and video of the Lesser Legs than I had previously managed so far this season. 


And so I headed out early for a dawn start at Lodmoor but on the way down I was saddened to see a dead Barn Owl on the roadside of the Weymouth relief road and arrived at Lodmoor just as daylight was appearing. After around ten minutes walking along the west-path all the waders flew up and passed me as if disturbed / flushed further up the marsh and I could see that the Lesser Legs was also with them as it flew along the marsh calling and landed briefly. 

Over the following hours this bird showed well and the best I have seen it during the time it has been present, this afforded some nice views, better photos and digi-vids. Greenshank, Ruff, Blackwit, Snipe, Lapwing, Marsh Harrier 2, Common Buzzard, Spar, Kestrel, Chiffchaff and Little Egrets all added to the day. I did contemplate staying on and visiting Radipole to see if the Franklins would put in an appearance or even doing the roost but I wanted to get back to the forest for the last hour of the day.



Lesser Yellowlegs - West scrape - Lodmoor RSPB, Weymouth, Dorset - November 2018
Lesser Yellowlegs (feeding)- West scrape - Lodmoor RSPB, Weymouth, Dorset - November 2018
Lesser Yellowlegs - West scrape - Lodmoor RSPB, Weymouth, Dorset - November 2018

Ruff - West scrape - Lodmoor RSPB, Weymouth, Dorset - November 2018
Greenshank - West scrape - Lodmoor RSPB, Weymouth, Dorset - November 2018
Black-tailed Godwit - West scrape - Lodmoor RSPB, Weymouth, Dorset - November 2018
Little Egret - West scrape - Lodmoor RSPB, Weymouth, Dorset - November 2018


View for a Brew - West scrape - Lodmoor RSPB, Weymouth, Dorset - November 2018

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