A villager rang me yesterday to say she had come across a wader beside the Thames in an exhausted state. It was put under a hedge to avoid predators but when she went back it had died. I took delivery of this today and it proved to be a Knot. Quite what it was doing here, so far from its normal home on the coast, I have no idea. They do turn up in Oxfordshire from time to time but more normally during spring or autumn migration.