Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus), Wilstone Reservoir, Hertfordshire, 10/09/2011. My first sighting of this species. 100% crops - record shots. After bathing and preening, it flew around the southern end of the reservoir, circling round and eventually coming right up over the hide and away, legs dangling comically behind.
From Godwits, Shanks, Whimbrel & Curlew