16/05/2017 Belvide Reservoir, Staffordshire

Spotted Sandpiper: One of the most widespread sandpipers in America, they typically spend their winters around the southern states to southern South America and are very scarce in the UK!
Saying that there are currently two twitchable summer plumaged birds in the UK at the moment, this one at Belvide Reservoir and another at Buttermere in the Lake District.

When I arrived the bird was out of sight for around 20 miniutes before it came out, albeit at some distance before flying right in front of the hide!

The the sound of camera shutters rapidly firing I was relived it came out, and so close!

Great to see some faces that I haven’t seen in a long while