Although just about annual on the Aldcliffe patch, these scarce waders are more likely to be found in late summer when failed / post-breeding or juvenile birds are heading south. Spring records are far less common and it's great to see such a pristine adult wood sand on the pools!
Other waders at the pools included ringed plover, little ringed plover, dunlin, common sandpiper, black-tailed godwit, lapwing and redshank.
Nearby a small flock of 7 swifts were feeding high over the quay.
|Photos by Dan Heywood|