My apologies for these three very poor shots, but they have to be shared due to the nature of the bird.
Having told my wife I will just be popping to Woodford for a few minutes, just so I could convince myself that there was nothing of any note around, I stopped the car and saw a large wader on the opposite side of the pool. My initial thought was, that's a very big Common Sandpiper. But I knew it wasn't a Sandpiper, it was Redshank size. I'd left my scope at home, but I really needed it to be sure it was a Greenshank. I made a call to someone I knew would know, and just from a brief description over the phone John was onto it straight away. Ten minutes or so later, he confirmed instantly after stepping out of his car. A Greenshank in Stockport!!! Fortunately quite a few people were able to get along to see it, and with better views than these shots. What a corker?