Its not often that I would describe Blacktoft as brilliant.
I don't like the hides or the crowds or the people talking at the top of their voices on a mobile whilst sat next to you- none of that...
However last night at Blacktoft was brilliant.
Starting with the marsh sandpiper it gave distant views on marshland before moving to Singleton and there it performed nicely.
Also at Marshland was an obliging green sandpiper and some superb black tailed godwits, also lots of bearded tits but quite distant.
Then I went on to Singleton-two spoonbills were quite active -eventually, marsh hariers at varying distance including one that landed in front of the hide, wood sandpiper, ruff, spotted redshank,little egret and the marsh sandpiper.
There was a report of a hobby and garganey at another hide but I didn't go for them.
It was almost too much to take in-something was happening nearly all the time.
Yes last night it was brilliant at Blacktoft.