Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Middleton Lakes RSPB
Good views of the White rumped Sandpiper yesterday despite the damp conditions but no such luck with the Long tailed Duck, which showed very well apparently in the SW corner of Fishers Mill pool 10 minutes before I got there. If I hadnt taken a detour to look for Waxwings I'd have seen it. I followed up reports that it had relocated to the far side of north pit but there was no sign. Some consolation in getting good views of the W R S and a flock of some 9 Dunlin flew through but with the rain continuing I decided to squelch my way back and relocate to the cafe after checking some stubble and hedges for Brambling.