Tall tales from RSPB Old Hall Marshes

Black-winged Stilt 04 So after work today I decided to head to Old Hall Marshes to see if I could get some pictures of the Black-winged Stilts that have been there most of this week. After a reasonable but uneventful walk I was able to locate them. They walked around feeding in the small pools and flitting about from area to area. Along with the Stilts were a couple of summer plumaged Spotted Redshanks and a solitary Ruff, on the estuary behind me was the female Long-tailed duck that has been around for quite a while, this was associating with a pair of Great-crested Grebes. After spending about 45 mins with the Stilts in the low light conditions I decided to head for home. On the way back a Common Snipe flew overhead and a few Swallows were heading inland. A very worthwhile couple of hours spent

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