Well that is what I thought. A similar looking Ichneumon might be correct though.
Cresswell continues to host a variety of waders. Yesterday a Little Stint was a nice surprise but by the time I got to the hide it had gone. A Harrier overhead quickly followed by a hunting Merlin probably hastened its departure.
Again, my best guess. A similar looking carabid fit the bill but didn't fit the habitat.
According to BiN 2001 (twenty years ago ... great at maths huh!) it was classed as a rare visitor. How many of us now take little notice of them? 11 today at Cresswell. It is worth noting that a check for Snowy Egret, Cattle Egret or Western Reef Heron can fill a dull few minutes when the birding is 'slow'.
Little Ringed Plover