In the day I roamed around rather widely in Pärnumaa. I did not see any particularly remarkable birds, simply got acquainted with little known locations for myself. In the evening I had reached as far as to Ikla near the Latvian border, where I unexpectedly found a singing tawny pipit (Anthus campestris). I have already searched for this species in several previous habitats but this year I had not met it yet. It seems that the tawny pipit has become quite rare here, from all Estonia only 3 observations have been reported and even 2 of those are migration observations.
I reached Tartu only in the morning. On the road I made a stop too at the northern end of Lake Võrtsjärv at Jõesuu, where a few days ago a Terek sandpiper (Xenus cinereus) apparently was seen. Now the bird was not to be seen any longer, obviously it had only landed for a moment here. This year the Terek sandpiper has been seen 3 times already in Estonia, I have even gone twitching for it on Muhu island but I am still without this species.
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