This rare visitor from North America was found at Titchfield Haven in Hampshire on the 28th July. I headed down on the Sunday.
Bigger than a Little Stint but smaller than a Dunlin this American sandpiper was favouring the south scrape viewable from the Meon Hide. The long primaries which extend well beyond the tertials and the tail is the main diagnostic feature which separate it from other commoner UK waders.
I often like to sketch roosting birds as it is easier and gives you time to get your eye in!