A few images from the past week's birding,despite the distractions of the Olympics, Birdfair and so on.
Spotted Redshank, Middleton Lakes RSPB
Spotted Redshank with Wood Sandpipers
Marsh Harrier, one of two seen at Middleton Lakes
I'm led to believe that the dot in the middle is a a Lesser Yellowlegs, Blythe bay, Blithfield Res.
Other waders seen at Blithfield included Curlew Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Ruff and Wood Sandpiper. Also a Hobby at Canwell, Sutton Coldfield on the return journey.