Sunday commenced with another rapid response trip to West Hartford to collect the little stint that had dropped into say hello to the seemingly resident sanderling. Another great Cramlington year-tick.
|Little Stint and Sanderling - an unlikely duo at West Hartford - picture through the scope...|
With the biggy (smally?) in the bag, I headed up the coast - negative news already from Hadston, so I called into East Chevington for a decent couple of hours. The spotted crake resides, and at time has forays out into the open - chasing off snipe, redshank and teal while I was there.
A black tern dropped in and fed actively over the northern section of the north pool, while waders were complimented with spotted redshank and ruff.
|Spot Shank - again through the scope|
With the sun breaking through I headed to Hadston Carrs - no sign of the booted warbler, and a quick look to sea provided manx shearwater, gannet, arctic skua and hods of kittiwake.
Cresswell had greenshank, 2 spotted redshank, avocet and a ruff. Otherwise quiet.