There was a lovely Redshank in front of Horrocks hide at Pennington Flash the other day. It's funny how when you've not seen a bird for a while you forget lots of features about it. I saw this little bird go wading past my line of sight and thought oh what's that? It seemed really quite small, and I didn't for a minute think it was a Redshank. I've no idea why, but there it was in all its glory. It just made me think I'd forgotten about its size.
Anyway it was happy picking around the shore line and preening itself, and I was happy to watch it do just that.