Sunday, 15 May 2011


Well at least one bindipper has his uses as Frank id's a dudes mysterious wader on No.6 tank at Frodders.
Turns out its a stonkin BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER...nice one!
The Comberbach Cabbie (aka Malc) picks me up and off we race to join Cheshire's finest, gathering in the pouring rain on the track over looking No.6 tank. Pleasantries are exchanged between the supporters of UNITED and the followers of Everton's neighbours in the form of some outrageous hand gestures, much to the bemusement of the gathered throng. Trying to hold up 19 fingers whilst driving the bumpy track proved most difficult. The Buffy showed well (ish) on the mud below the bank, flying several times but returning with its associated wader flock of Dunlin and Ringed Plover.

the best I could achieve with a wet scope and driving rain.
Thats my 3rd Buffy in Cheshire. First one way back in Aug 1981 also Frodders. Then having just been on Scillies Oct 1983 where I had three together on St.Mary's golf course, I returned home went down to the ICI tank at Frodders and duly found another.

Taken using a  Pentax ME Super camera with a Sigma 600mm f8 mirror lens, those were the days.
For the sake of completeness its my 14th in the UK and 5th in the for a Patch one please!

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