Thursday, 25 August 2016


The White-rumped Sandpiper at Amble Braid did the decent thing and hung around for me to get back from Cornwall. Some cracking views as the tide started to drop. Flushed by a Sparrowhawk before returning to feed with Dunlin.

White-rumped Sandpiper

With Dunlin

Before this I stopped at Lynemouth Flash where there were 2 Curlew Sandpiper. Cresswell held 14 Little Egret, 6 Greenshank and a Ruff.

On the way back south I stopped at Cresswell north car park, but the Wood Warbler that Dave E hed seen earlier was keeping its head down in the drizzle. While here two Little Stint flew over with a flock of around 20 Dunlin. No sign of the Black Tern at QE11, but a Ruff did buzz the lake.

This evening a Greenshank dropped in at Shibdon. Hopefully a start for a run of waders here.