News of a Black-winged Stilt at Black Hole Marsh tempted me to make the effort to get out and see a nice bird for a change and also visit Black Hole Marsh for the first time in ages, and when I say ages, I mean AGES! I couldn't remember when I was last there so I looked on my blog and couldn't believe what I saw! It was 31st August 2015! It really doesn't seem that long but I suppose it must be. I'll try and visit a bit more from now on though as it has great access for people with mobility issues, which unfortunately is me these days.
The bird was showing very well if a little distant, but nowhere near as distant as the only others I'd ever seen which were both scope only jobs. It was great to see a few familiar faces from my twitching days and some local patch birders too. Here's a selection of my photos, mostly the Black-winged Stilt but also a couple of a lovely orangey Black-tailed Godwit who I reckon was feeling a little bit left out.