Western Sandpiper – Musselburgh Lagoons, Lothian

An American Sandpiper had been found at Musselburgh on 9th August. It was initially believed to be a Semipalmated Sandpiper, although Western had not been ruled out. Western would be a tick for 95% of British Birders and a first record for mainland Britain. Peter and I agreed that we wouldn’t go unless it became a definite Western Sandpiper. We had a week’s holiday beginning on Monday 18th August in which Sara and I had planned to paint the front and back of the house […]