Back home I had a quick cuppa before leaving for Soddy and Broughton Moor, plenty of warblers of various kinds but apart from that it was a bit quiet. So after a good tramp around I headed for Siddick Ponds. On the small pond there was a Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Swans, on the main pool 2 Herons a few pair of Swans, 2 Cormorant, Tufted ducks, the usual coots and Moorhens, and I thought that was going to be the lot until I found a Common Sandpiper flitting about on the edge of the pond.
|Common Sandpiper, Siddick.|
|It was picking insects from the waters edge.|
|A very thoughtful Cormorant, shading the Swan from the sun.|