02/08/2014 Middleton Lakes RSPB, Warks

Pacific Golden Plover: My first new tick in a long while and not because my list is huge and I am struggling for new birds, far from it.

Too much work and not enough time!

Dawn and I left early to get ahead of any traffic which paid off looking at the queues on the way back. We arrived around 9am and headed straight over to the viewing platforms where the bird was last sighted

We didn't have to wait long until I caught my first glimpse of the bird in flight before landing on the far bank, it showed really well allowing me to reel off a few digiscoped images on Dawns phone before trying with my camera.

The reserve was ace, massive and full of birds!