Gibraltar Point 01/09/13

Made the trip to Gib to catch up with Lincolnshire's first Short-toed Lark in 22 years. The bird was very elusive and then when found it proved to be very mobile but I did manage a couple of record shots (see below). Other highlights: Garganey, 9 Curlew Sandpiper, 8 Spotted Redshank, 9 Greenshank, 3 Whimbrel, 2 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, c100 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Buzzard, Barn Owl, Arctic Skua, Kingfisher, 30+ Sandwich Tern, 5 Whinchat, 6 Yellow Wagtail.


Short-toed Lark  
The best shots I could manage of this elusive and mobile bird. 

Noted in the field:
A smaller bird in comparison to the Skylarks in the area - evident in both flight and on the ground.
A very active bird, often running.
Sandy upperparts, whitish supercilium with a white surround to the eye, clean underparts but with black on the sides of the breast (the latter can be seen on the photos above).
I didn't hear the bird call.

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