Not sure who found this Cattle Egret, but being only the fourth for Northumberland it was a great discovery. Never got close and I wasn't going to use the hide (only space for three 'safely').
Today was a good day for waders. The weather was awful but plenty of birds were visiting the wetlands.
This Pectoral Sandpiper was always distant.
3 Greenshank, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Ruff (juv), 6 Dunlin, 6 Redshank, 8 Black-tailed Godwits. All these waders were constantly being chased by the Avocets and many departed quickly.
Further North the numbers of birds were even better.
40 Redshank, 150 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 5 Knot.
I shall have to make return visits later today because the were birds arriving and departing all the time.