I had to go to Middlesbrough yesterday so on the way we stopped at Saltholme.
After asking around in the visitor centre if the Purple Heron or Hooded Merganser had been seen I went to the Back Saltholme hide. Neither bird had been reported at the time.
A Greenshank was on the bank opposite the hide and apparently a Little Stint and Ruff were in the long grass with Dunlin. I could see the Dunlin but nothing else amongst them.
We then checked Dorman’s Pool from the hillside. 7 Little Egrets were fishing on the pool and a female Pintail flew over towards the Rec.
A quiet day once again on such a big reserve.