There was a bit of screaming going on from Ola so her first visit wasn't the happiest. Hopefully she will grow up to be a birder under the passive influence from her father. I grew up on the Headland in Hartlepool and although I never saw a white throated robin, the constant presence of gulls, cormorants and wrecked auks has subsequently influenced me.
Hello Guy and daughter.... there were indeed 2 juvenile plumage little ringed plovers today-- and a further 3 adults. Two greenshanks were knocking about too. One of them (inexpertly) photographed for Ola, below.
The day's green sandpiper tally was five. A glimpse of a berry-gobbling garden warbler was reminder that passage passerines must be quietly slipping through the patch all the while.