Worked at Slimbridge on Friday and in between meetings and sorting through blizzards of emails I managed to get out of the office and have a look at the Long-billed Dowitcher that has been on the reserve most of the week. It was with a flock of c.130 Black-tailed Godwits and c. 80 Redshanks on the South lake, although distant. Other species of note included two Common Terns, a Curlew Sandpiper a Green Sandpiper and three Ruff.
Long-billed Dowitcher trying hard to blend in with Black-tailed Godwits and Redshanks
All that scratching is making me itch
Silhouette comparison of Long-billed Dowitcher (left foreground) and Black-tailed Godwit (right foreground)