I wouldn't normally take a shot of a bird around 200m away BUT this was a patch tick for the Valley and a good one too. Even with the x2 converter on, it still looks miles away. So here isn't a record shot of the Wood Sandpiper that was on the back scape found by Dave Mc this late afternoon. Instead here is a Wheatear from Rainham Marshes and although I did see a cracking spring male Whinchat on the hill at Cold Harbour lane I didn't get anywhere near that either!
So, just for the record then here is the poor record shot of the Wood Sandpiper below.
A poor image but a quality bird for the Ingrebourne Valley and its only taken me 20 years to see one on the patch.... Thanks DAVE.