considerably. The Kingfisher put in a brief appearance but where it landed, it was almost hidden by the foliage. Just outside the hide was what I think is a Migrant Hawker, it was just far enough away to get a shot with the 500mm lens. A Water Rail also put in a brief appearance but was chased by a Moorhen not to be seen again, at least while I was there.
Shibdon Ponds seemed to be a Mecca for Lapwing and Redshank, there was loads of them. Also at Shibdon were a couple of Greenshank and a couple of Ruff.
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