Thursday, 8 November 2007
On this day ... 08/11/1998
I found myself scoping a fine looking White-rumped Sand in Manton Bay at Rutland Water. However the rarest aspect of this encounter wasn't the bird, it was the uncharacteristic display of enthusiasm on my part as a) it wasn't a lifer and b) it wasn't even a county tick. It was in pretty much the same area as the one I did tick on both counts in July 1994, and was possibly the same bird.