First time at Middleton for a while, well since the Pacific Golden Plover. Quite alot of interest nearer to home but today I felt the need to have a wander around the lakes and see what was about. I met up with Julian Allen who put me on to one or two waders. On the Jubilee Wetlands we had Black tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, and a Ruff, while the North pit held a Spotted Redshank, 2 Redshank, and another Ruff. Around the edge of the North pit there was a Wheatear, a Whinchat and a Stonechat all of which moved on to the ploughed field giving more distant views. As we made our way back past Fishers Mill a Hobby put on a display of low level flying to complete a very rewarding visit.
Spotted Redshank, Middleton Lakes, Staffs