This week, a pectoral sandpiper has been an unexpected visitor, seemingly as at home feeding on concrete as it is on mud.
Other visitors to Covenham in recent weeks have included purple sandpiper, little stint and red-necked phalarope.
|The pectoral sandpiper which arrived on Sunday morning|
|The bird has provided plenty of excellent close-up views|
|It even bonded with a ringed plover - they were frequently seen feeding in one another's company this morning|
|A red-necked phalarope was another Covenham star earlier this autumn|