Sighting date: 2023-04-18.
Submitted by: Julian Smith.
Location: Winder Gate, Frizington – garden flyover.
I was in my garden at c7.30am. enjoying the beautiful April sunshine, killing time before the daily the school run, when I heard a familiar but out-of-context call, repeated several times. When I looked up I couldn’t believe my eyes as a Black-winged Stilt winged its way purposefully NW.
Excellent, albeit rather brief view, in gorgeous early morning sunshine, with the following characteristics noted:
- distinctive call
- unmistakeable proportions with long red legs (!) extending well beyond tail, and neck extended
- white underparts
- dark underwings
- pointed wings with rather fast wingbeats
- rather long, fine, dark bill
Black-winged Stilt on the Frizington garden list!
A remarkably similar sighting to that posted by Anita Evans on the firstname.lastname@example.org on Sunday 16th April.