A trip up to Carsington in the gloomy afternoon of the 22nd September resulted in a quik stroll round Stones Island, where on the sides of the causeway a large amount of mud is showing. On here a group of waders were feeding these included 8+ Dunlin, 14 Ringed Plovers and the stars of the show a couple of smart first winter Little Stints. They were quite distant but showed well feeding actively among the little party.
Two Little Stints among Dunlin.
Also present were a number of Little Egrets, I counted 5+ but up to 12 have been seen around the reservoir, the highest ever counts.