I just happened to have been shooting a bit of video when it very deftly caught this
This evening I didn't make my usual Sunday evening trip down to Black Hole Marsh, because I'm off to the Isles of Scilly in the morning and I hadn't started packing yet! I definitley should have done though! I'd just gotten out of my bath when I got the call from Steve, he'd only gone and found a Solitary Sandpiper!!! A bird he's always said he'd find on patch one day! I was down there within ten or so minutes, the light was fading rapidly but the bird was nice and close. It was very noticeably smaller and more delicate than the Green Sandpipers nearby and had a very obvious white eye-ring. Eventually all five of the birders present saw it in flight and saw the dark rump with barred sides, the clinching feature. What a great find, a first for Devon apparently. It's a shame a couple of the local patch birders are away on holiday. It was just too dark for photos by the time I arrived but I attempted a bit of video. You can see a bird but you'll have to take my word for it as to what bird it is!