We then walked on to Beacon Ponds where we added sandwich, common and little tern to our day list. A wren was singing in the hedge.
On our way back to the car we saw sparrows and reed buntings feeding on the stalks of corn.
Near the hide a snipe was feeding.
As there was no news about the white rumped sandpiper we decided to head for North Cave Wetlands. We had our lunch in Crosslands hide watching common sandpipers feeding. From just outside the hide we could see a peregrine perched in a tree and a barn owl looking out of its box.
We visited three other hides, just timing arrival to avoid the rain showers. We added tufted duck, great crested grebe and pochard to our day list bringing the total to 64, 19 more than the total Chris set for us at 0730.
As the rain showers were getting more frequent we decided to head for home and on the way added 3 more birds to our list.
Another great days birding thanks to Chris who did the planning and driving.