I dragged the family and dog to Kenfig this morning to see the white-rumped sandpiper and without any effort at all saw it immediately showing off to the small crowd on the south beach.
I've heard plenty of stories of north American birds being tame, but this was the first time I'd seen it. The bird completely ignored a dozen or so birders staring at it, within just a few metres. At one point a dog walker walked within a couple metres in front of it while her border collie leapt into the water behind the bird. It barely batted an eyelid. Amazing!
There'll be plenty of cracking photos out soon, and one of them would have been mine if I'd bothered taking my camera! I'm sure I could have walked right up to it ... "Say cheese!"