Welcome to ‘Solway Sandpiper’, a website and blog following the ups and downs of birding on the Solway and occasionally further afield. A reformed twitcher (well sort of), I now spend most of my spare time searching through the birds on the Solway, hoping to find a rarity. It is a superb area to go birding, masses of Barnacles and Pinks in the winter months, Skua passage during the spring, and waders in the summer and autumn. Breathtaking scenery and excellent birding is in my opinion – perfection.
I also attempt to get photographs of the birds I see, this began back in 2003 when I purchased a Nikon Coolpix 4500 for ‘digiscoping’ – which I still use today. In 2008 I bought a DSLR and I certainly find this far more rewarding, whatever the end result I just enjoy getting my own record of a particular moment.