That was the second time this week a decent bird has begged off before I've really had a proper chance to enjoy it. On Tuesday, as I cycled home from work on a rather circuitous route to take in the various field flashes I came across a rather distant Pec Sand. A bit of field craft and I managed to get reasonably close, no scope of course. All of a sudden it spooked and was off across the fields, nice flight views but despite searching later on in the evening and on subsequent days not to be refound, and no pics.
I did make up for this this afternoon though as deciding to return to Palace to check the beach for waders I wandered off over the Links with the vague idea I might bump into a B-b Sand as there have been a few about. Hound and I rounded the buildings by Mount Misery and a familiar call came from two passerines that flushed just a little way,very nice.
The beaches were stuffed with wagtails, mostly Whites to my eye, a good few adults. Plenty of Wheatear everywhere The Med Gull conveniently re-appeared and allowed some pics.
There are moths and hovers to catch up with from last weekend, I'll try and post them tomorrow. The traps are out tonight, still no Convulvulous Hawk for me... fingers crossed.