All the hours working the South of Yell, finally payed off this morning. This good looking American Goldie
, was found at Hamnavoe on the South coast of Yell an hour after setting out on my 'patch'. Being aware of how fussy the records committee can be, I thought I'd better get as many pics as possible to make sure it was accepted! I was told a while back by a very respected birder, that to get an AGP accepted, you have to "see the underwing colour"!
and that "every 10 minutes or so, Goldies always lift their wings and stretch"...
an hour later, and this bird hadn't, even though lot's of it's friends were doing this. Thankfully shortly after this, the birds then decided to fly the short distance to the shore for a quick wash, and it was then that I managed to grab a couple of flight shots (more luck than anything else!)...
Superb Dougie. Great find mate!ReplyDelete
Cheers Russ. South Yell really seams to be hotting up this Autumn...ReplyDelete
A great find Dougie and very good images too.ReplyDelete
Cheers Ben, I've checked a hell of a lot of Plovers to find this one!ReplyDelete
top find dougie, still not found AGP anywhere, and still hoping !ReplyDelete