May can be a fantastic month for waders that are on passage back to their breeding grounds.
The secret is to locate an area that provides suitable feeding opportunities and keep going back and checking it.
On a local reserve this week a total of eight different species have shown up including the rare Pectoral Sandpiper! This bird should be on its way back to Canada where it breeds, not on in a Cornish wetland. Other noteworthy species include a late Ruff, Red Knot, Sanderling and Little Ringed Plover!
The other bonus about seeing all of these species at this time of year is that they are all looking beautiful in their breeding plumage.
Come and join us for a tour to find out more about this interesting and handsome group of birds. Who knows what we will find next?