Following a day out to Kent to see a rare breeding bird in Kent (any guesses?) with Brian Moore and John Waters, I got a text message via the LROS twitter feed to say that a Buff-breasted Sandpiper had been found by Matt Berriman on Lagoon 4 at Rutty Water. As I knew it was a first for Vc 55(Leicestershire & Rutland), it wasn't hard to persuade Brian to take a detour to Rutland Water on way home.
We arriving on site around 8.30pm and were soon watching the Sandpiper as it feed on the Lagoon with a small group of Ringed Plovers. GET IN!! Buff-breasted Sand on my county list!!
Talking to a few familiar faces we all said that it was about time that Buff-breasted Sandpiper had finally been added to the county list and well done to Matt for finding a cool looking bird!