A Cleethorpes winter speciality

At the second attempt I finally caught up with Lincolnshire's only wintering Purple Sandpiper at the traditional haunt for this species - Cleethorpes. It was looking as though we wouldn't have one this winter after myself and a few other local birders had made numerous fruitless searches within the area, but thankfully this bird was found earlier in the week.
Also had a look for the Red-necked Grebe that had been found yesterday at Cleethorpes Country Park, but there was no sign today, though a 1st-winter Med Gull was present on the lake.

The only known wintering Purple Sandpiper in the whole of Lincolnshire
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  1. Nice Chris

  2. Your getting the hang of this digiscoping lark mate,nice one!.


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