Beacon Pond held only a few waders, but there was Spotted Redshank, Greenshank and Little Stint. Quality over quantity.
With not much happening and knackered from walking we headed home via a stop at Blacktoft Sands. With no reports of the Spotted Crake for four days the visit was speculative, but after 40 mins the crake ran across the edge of the reeds, giving good, but fleeting views. An arse-up with the camera unfortunately meant no photo. Also here were 2 Marsh Harrier, Water Rail and Little Egret.