LBD at Alkborough

In December 2012, we visited the Alkborough flats, near Scunthorpe. The flats are known for their wide variety of waders. But the reason we were there was to see the latest addition to the list: the Long-Billed Dowitcher. 

These birds are pretty rare now in England, so we were very excited. We arrived at first, on a day when the conditions were freezing and wet. We were unsuccessful. 

We came back the next day, when the sun was out, but the wind was blowing furiously. Our hopes were not high. We settled down in the first hide, and were surprised to see that it was full of twitchers. And sure enough, they were looking at the LBD. Sorry about the awful picture!!

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