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Monday, 1 September 2008

BAIRD'S SANDPIPER at Pumphouse Pit, Diddington, CAMBS - images

Juvenile BAIRD'S SANDPIPER at Pumphouse Pit, Stirtloe, Cambridgeshire, 30 August 2008 (John Spraggett)
Martin Davis initially discovered and identified this bird on Wednesday 27 August 2008, where it has remained until at least 1st September. It favours Pumphouse Pit, accessed from Stirtloe village.
From the A1 roundabout at Grafham, take the southbound carriageway for just 250 yards and turn left towards Stirtloe. Continue through the village until you reach the sharp bend and park sensibly and courteously close to the gate. Continue on foot along the tarmac road, veering sharp left after 200 yards. After a further 500 yards, Pumphouse Pit becomes visible on the right of the road, with the Baird's and other waders present on the gravel islands in the pit. View from either the North or East Banks and do not wander away from the footpaths.