I saw that there had been a summer plumage Spotted Redshank in Broadmeadows estuary not too far from where I was and given it would be a year tick I decided to go look for it. It didn't take long for me to find it mixed in with a flock of common Redshanks as the dark colour of the bird made it easy. However it was very weary and kept a good distance away making it hard to get any decent shots. However it did give great views and rarely disappeared out of sight for long. Still nice to get a summer plumage bird as we mostly get winter plumage birds here.