Thursday, 27 May 2010

Spotted Sandpiper, Stocks Res, Lancs - 18th May 2010.

The best I could manage in the heat haze, but a record shot all the same, of the second Spotted Sandpiper for East Lancashire, found by Gary Waddington. Sadly, I am old enough to have seen the first, on Lower Foulridge Reservoir, Colne, in August 1986, found by Martin Naylor. What was widely considered to be the same bird was found by Ted Hunter on Lower Rivington Reservoir, Horwich in Dec 1986/Jan 1987.