I had an early start this morning to try and get some better images of the semipalmated sandpiper at Cresswell. The bird was eventually located on the shore and proved difficult to view as it fed in a large group of dunlin, sanderling and knot amongst the scattered rocks. Eventually the tide subsided enough to allow a suitable vantage point with the sun behind me and some reasonable images were obtained. I like the image above as it has the semi-p alongside a dunlin - providing nice comparison of the birds size. On the image below you can just see the palmations on one foot.