Within a day of my SFYL-ing lament, I managed to add a new bird to my SFYL - only just mind you.
I arrived to a deserted GLE roadside and a wader flew in and landed - sandpiper...pale underwings...looking good. A quick scope revealed a Wood Sandpiper which stayed for at least a minute while I phone-scoped it. It then started raining and it flew up and over but calling frequently.
The ace GLE bird finders Stu Warren and Martin Stevens walked into view saying they reckon they'd had a Wood Sand a few minutes earlier.
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