It's that time of year when autumn rarities start turning up, and if they do so close to home, there might just be time to twitch them between finishing work and sundown. So as I ambled out of the office on Thursday night I checked the pager to find that a Buff-breasted Sandpiper had been located on the Dorset coast.
|Near the White Nothe - species #224 on the photo year-list
|The Sandpiper spent short spells sitting tight in the field
|A very small bird in a very big landscape