Despite the Mid-summer solstice just around the corner from a birding perspective it seemed to be autumn already with both the weather and the birds combining to give this impression. When I went out in the evening it was grey, cloudy with a persistent drizzle, in fact classic weather for grounded waders and the weather lived up to expectations with a fine haul of returning waders: 6 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER, 2 REDSHANK, 1 GREENSHANK and 1 COMMON SANDPIPER were all to be found along Burgess Channel in addition to the usual black-headed gulls. In addition the usual OYSTERCATCHER was over on the Hinterland and Richard Foster saw the HOBBY fly through once more. All in all a great variety of birds for a June day!
I actually took this greenshank photo a couple of weeks ago in much better light (c) Adam Hartley