Early Spotted Redshank

I found this Spotted Redshank on the lovely flooded fields at Ring's End on Saturday (4th January). The fields are also supporting 1,000 or so Black-tailed Godwits, c40 Ruff and a few Dunlin and Redshank, plus plenty of Pintail. And I heard my first Ch...


I found this Spotted Redshank on the lovely flooded fields at Ring's End on Saturday (4th January). The fields are also supporting 1,000 or so Black-tailed Godwits, c40 Ruff and a few Dunlin and Redshank, plus plenty of Pintail. And I heard my first Chiffchaff of the year there, too. Another half mile to the west there is a Red-necked Grebe. Anyhow, my previous earliest Spotted Redshank in the Peterborough area was on on the 14th March (in 2010), so this is an exceptionally early record to add to the Avocet in the same spot on New Year's Day (previous earliest 6th March in 2011).