Having carried out a lot less birding on the River Clwyd this year, I have still got down there when I can and with it being a great place for waders, I'm always on the look out for a good species. John Roberts found this beautiful Spotted Redshank this afternoon associating with the Redshank just south of the railway bridge on the low tide. In it's fine summer plumage, it showed well from distance feeding away.
|Spotted Redshank in a fine summer plumage|
Spotted Redshank is quite a scarcity in Rhyl with the nearest birds present and best seen at this time of year at Connah's Quay NR. Birds have been sighted previously on the Clwyd with the last one back in 2012. It is a bird I've been hoping to see on patch for a good while so it was nice to finally come a cross one this afternoon.