Earith, Cambridgeshire. SQUACCO HERON. August 2007.

Only the second squacco' for me and this one not far up the road. Nightmare journey getting a cracked windscreen from a stone and then realising when i got there all my spare batteries had been left behind, so only the one in the camera, and when switched on was totally flat, so back home and then come back. But i did get some good views although a bit far for the camera it made a great scene on the lilly pads.

**MEGA ** Sharp - tailed Sandpiper.

*** MEGA *** MEGA *** MEGA ***
Oare marshes. Kent.
After a 12hr night shift and only an hour and a quarter away this was too good an opportunity to miss, who needs sleep anyway. So at 5.30am i set off and on arrival, after some haystack dodging, i was there and soon viewing this great bird. Good views were had but a nightmare for pictures looking into the sun, but i was happy with a few record shots and a welcome addition to my list.