An early morning visit to one of my favourite places was just the tonic I needed to lift my mood. It's been ages since I've been able to go here, or at least it feels that way. I was greeted with two Common Sandpipers almost the minute I stepped out of the car. These birds are great to watch as the scour the perimeters of our reservoirs, lakes and waterways. I'm looking forward to seeing more of these as we go through the Spring and Summer months.
Good fieldcraft is needed to photograph these shy birds, as more often than not they will head off across the water when they've seen you. Good use of a wall and knowledge of their movements helped me keep one step ahead. I left this one in peace and it was soon joined by it's companion.