After the disappointment of the previous couple of days Spirits were lifted with a stroll round the Caldecote walk and news of a couple of Black winged Stilts at Middleton Lakes RSPB. The local walk produced surprisingly little although Sand Martin was a new addition to the area list. House Martin was also seen. When I eventually arrived at Middleton the 2 Black winged Stilts showed well in the pleasant sunshine as did many friends and acquaintances. There was also a drake Garganey on the Fishers Mill pit in Warks.
Black winged Stilt, Middleton Lakes, Staffs.