I was away in Exeter this morning and I'd forgotten to take my phone. Strangely this made me feel quite anxious, I used to go everywhere without a phone in the 'old days' without a care in the world, so why can't I now? Afraid of missing something I suppose. The most annoying thing was that nowhere seemed to have a clock (assuming everyone has a phone I presume) which made getting back to the car before my ticket ran out was a bit tricky. Anyway when I got home I had missed a couple of text messages about three Wood Sandpipers on Black Hole Marsh, one of which was also warning me how jam packed full the hide was. I was tempted to leave it until after work again but I cracked and went down there anyway. The hide was indeed pretty full but I didn't have to go into it because the Woodsands were showing well through the gaps in the wooden screening along the edge of the marsh. They were too near to get a nice shot with all three in it but I managed to get a few nice shots of one of them. Always nice to see... and my favourite wader I think ( well this week anyway!)
I got one photo of two of them together but they were preening a lot which made getting them both in focus rather difficult. So I concentrated on one instead.