Talking to John Hague last week of what birds we still need for our Soar Valley year list as it reaches the magic target of 140, I said about Ruffs being a rare bird in the Soar Valley and would be lucky to see one!
So after finishing work on Friday I nipped down to Cossington Meadows LRWT and promptly found a juvenile Ruff feeding around the Tern Pool!!
I texted a few of the Soar Valley regulars of the sighting and then took a few record shots of the bird.
So the moral of this story is maybe I should have wished for something rarer like a Semi-P or a Baird's Sandpiper as it's high time the Soar Valley had another good rarity?!