… was what the old boy taking pictures next to me said and he wasn’t wrong. I had received a call earlier that it was worth getting up to Northumberland as there were loads of waders showing really well. So other than a quick stop en route for a Red Backed Shrike and on the way home for a Subalpine Warbler the day was spent photographing some canny waders.
These stunning curlew sandpipers showed as close as ten feet (crazy commando fieldcraft involved!)
They were mixed into a flock of equally tame dunlin
And a fearless ruff (or reeve) came over to investigate.
It was the first time the sun had shone for a long time and the difference was immense – lets hope for some more bright days!