This juvenile Long billed Dowitcher spent a few days up at Rhaslas Pond near Merthyr.
A great find by Mike Hogan.Working your local patch pays off eventually!
This site is in serious danger of being lost to opencast mining, A real shame, such a place with little disturbance and great potential of good birds!
This is only the second Long billed Dowitcher in Glamorgan, the first on the Rumney estuary in 1987 to which I saw also.
It was one of those birds that you just have to sit still and it will walk up to you! Brilliant!