After a late morning start and a short visit to Trow (which was shite really) I was heading in the direction of the Whitburn ringing hut early afternoon when a couple of text alerts had me driving beyond here to the outer boundary of ST. "Wryneck in Cornthwaite park" the messages read.
After a short wait the bird showed really well on the bowling greens paths, often digging and feeding between the flag stones here.
Dropped in later today with the better half as she's never seen one, she dipped the Hetton Lyons one a few years back and also the Trow bird in the same year,no luck this time either! A few other folk had also dipped by the time we left the public park at Whitburn this evening, hopefully the bird showed after we left or will tomorrow.
Great to catch up with many a familiar face today. The banter was canny to say the least.!
My count of Sanderling numbers on Sandhaven peaked yesterday for this year/winter period with 120+ present and this colour ringed bird was a bonus. Always great to find out and help out regards the history of these ringed birds.