15/05/2022 Elton Reservoir, Bury

Spotted Sandpiper: I couldn't resist another visit to Elton res and with another sunny day in the forecast and the baby out with Dawn for the day I thought I would have another go at the spot sand. 
With a full car park and dozens of dog walkers  and day trippers out in force I wasn't holding out much hope, especially when many of the dog walkers were allowing the dogs to run across the shore and into the water.  

Eventually I tracked down the group of birders who were watching the bird foraging on the western shoreline.  The bird would get regularly flushed, disappears and then return. 
I managed to crouch down hidden behind the trees and waited while the bird walked right past me within a few feet. 

Definitely worth a second visit.