Plenty of Greenshank and Ruff around Bishop Middleham this afternoon, difficult to put an exact number on each species but it went something like this;
Greenshank - 1 at Stoneybeck Lake, 2 at Castle Lake with another 4 overflying but didn't quite land and 3 on the A1 Flashes.
Ruff - 2 initially on Castle Lake later increasing to 5 with a further 3-4 overflying with the above mentioned Greenshank.
Other waders at Castle Lake included 2 Ringed Plover briefly before flying off south, 5 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 3 Green Sandpiper (with another on the flashes) and 2 Common Sandpiper.
Best of the rest were 5 Teal, 28 Little Grebe, 6 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2+ Swift, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whitethroat and a flock of 50 Goldfinch.