I came across this beauty at East Chevington today. Obviously it wasn't on the main pools. It was in a small flooded area of the dunes with no cover. I approached the bird and instead of flying off it continued to feed.
When I returned an hour later it was still there. I saw a group c7 birders in the hide so informed them of its presence. I think they were almost as happy as I was to see such a splendid wader close up.
St Mark's Flies
Stonechat (ad male)
On the same day I saw the Whinchat I also noticed the first Stonechat fledglings.
No words necessary!