Spent a couple of hours in the Boardwalk hide this afternoon. There were NINE species of gull on view and a variety of waders dropped in as the tide went out.
Richard Lewthwaite spotted this one among Kentish Plovers and Dunlin. As a species Spoon-billed Sandpiper appears to be in serious decline, so the sighting of one is almost poignant.
Most are seen here during spring passage, but there are a few records of wintering birds, such as this.