The decision to take bikes was a good one and the journey to the northern end of the reserve was relatively swift. The BWP was hunkered down and very difficult to see within the sward but with a zoom some reasonable views were to be had. We were treated, after an hour or so, to a great 3 minutes of flight action as the Plover flock took to the air and the Pratincole wheeled around and showed it plain dark underwing and mastery of flight. The bird settled again showing a little better and following another fly around settled out of view and prompted us to have a return journey taking in each of the hides.
Other notable birds included 15 Garganey including many very contrasty and smart birds. A Spotted Redshank flew South and Greenshank, Ruff, Green Sandpiper and Dunlin were other waders clearly on the move. The adult Temminck's Stint showed well, if a little distantly, from Stockdales Hide in the company of 3 Little Ringed Plover.