A rare visitor to the UK in general but with weather conditions across the Atlantic last week we suspected something would turn up in the UK. Sure enough there has been a steady stream of rare migrant birds to the UK in recent weeks. And we've also had prolonged easterly winds.
My husband took me to see it this morning - he went yesterday as soon as the news broke.
It's called a Baird's Sandpiper. Sweet little wader.
Now I admit to not being very good at identifying unusual waders so credit to the experts out there who are very experienced.