I found this first twitchable SOG area Stone Curlew in 20 years during an evening visit to Bowers Marsh. It performed well during the first evening, albeit distantly until it flew north at dusk and landed in a field and out of sight near the barn. That was that, or so we thought. It reappeared at Bowers Marsh a couple of days later and went onto stay around 8 further days and was twitched by numerous county listers.

Not a real rarity in UK terms but still a good bird to find away from the core breeding areas.

It was always just a bit to far for the big lens so most of the images here are where I had to resort to old school digiscoping.


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Stone Curlew - Bowers Marsh, Essex August 2018
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