Had a ride up to Thacka flood just after lunch time, haven't been out in a while because of the dogs. Poor Kyfer has had the snip, He has had his nuts removed, He is nut less. Didn't want to put little Misty through any more trauma so Kyfer was volunteered, anyway He is slowly recovering, whether He will get over it mentally is another matter.
Anyway back to the flood, I counted 17 Oystercatchers and was in the process of counting the Lapwings (0ver 50) when a Wood Sandpiper came into view. They have been seen on the flood before but not by myself, there was quite a few Malard on and round the edges Starlings and a Stockdove.
John has had quite a bit up there of late including Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, and Green Sandpiper.
The Swallows are still dipping the flood, so I've put a couple of pics of one on the wing and another perched on the barn.