I was on my way to Blacktoft today when news of a spotted sandpiper came on the phone.
A quick diversion and I was there within half an hour of it being found.
Quite distant at first and at one point looked as though it was going to fly away.
It then settled and appeared to go through a routine of island hopping occasionally giving fantastic views as it landed on the island nearest the hide.
A good supporting cast in the form of medtierranean gull and green sandpiper along with a showy stoat and a good crowd in the hide made for a very enjoyable evening.