Having been told i was not required at work this afternoon i took the opportunity to try and see the Pectoral Sandpiper at Reculver , so after a 25 min walk from the car park i had reached cold harbour lagoon , i bumped into Chris Hindal and his good lady and we thought we had it in a near by inlet, however i walked along the sea wall and had a clearer view it turned out to be a Common Sandpiper , there was also Turnstone and Redshank here.
I decided to walk around the other side of the lagoon and soon had great views of the Pectoral Sandpiper , it was keeping company with 2 Dunlin , these are really smart waders and this has to be the best views i have ever had of one although my photos don't do it any justice , i spent an hour here and enjoyed watching its feeding habit and also at one point it decided to have a rest and the whole it kept its beak open as a cooling down system .
Resting with its beak open .
I have 100's of pics to sort through and have only posted a few to give you an idea of how well he showed , there were also several Redshank and a single Greenshank .
Another pic of the Pectoral Sandpiper.
Don't forget to check out the new "Mystery Bird " photo in a previous post .