Swinemoor Wood Sandpiper

Swinemoor is one of the best places certainly locally to see wood sandpipers and have turned up there regularly every May since I can remember.

So as expected one turned up this week and thanks to some excellent directions from local ace birder Garry Taylor I went on Thursday night and spent an hour or so with it.

It was quite wary but still allowed me to get some half decent shots as it frequented some pools by the perimeter footpath.

It was a very cold night and although sunny there was a biting northerly wind, it would certainly give me second thoughts about travelling any further north that is for sure!