Yesterday I spent the evening dipping Kentish Plover and Hoopoe in Northumberland. This morning I was getting ready for more Hoopoe dipping when a call from Mike had me out of the house and down to Lamesley. The Wood Sandpiper was showing well from the oak tree, but at 07.10 it took off calling and flew high to the south.
A look up to Burdon Moor this evening produced a smart Whinchat. Not long back in the house and a message from Lee had me racing back up for a Quail singing in the field, just by the car park. Nice end to the day.