3rd May 2014
Following on from the Spotted Redshank and the Ruff, a Wood Sandpiper has now taken up residence on the scrape in front of the viewpoint. Following the experience of the Ruff being continuously harassed by the Redshank I was fearful that the sandpiper would receive the same treatment and be scared off. In fact the Redshank was still present and did on one or two occasions have a disagreement with the Wood Sandpiper, but other than that everything was peaceful.
It took quite a while to get any shots of the sandpiper as it was spending a lot of its time on the outer edge of the scrape and frequently hidden by reeds. Even when it did emerge it was still just that too far for any decent shots but more than sufficient for the record. What a smart bird!!