5 of the 8 Spoonbills present.
I called into Oare Marshes after work hoping to connect with Spoonbills and as i walked up to the East flood not 1, not 2 , BUT 8 Spoonbills flew over the sea hide and landed on the east flood , quite amazing my previous best total was 2 birds on numerous occasions but to get 8 is a real personal record breaker , 2 adults and 6 juvs , sadly i could not get all 8 in one photo so have taken a pic of 5 and another pic of 3 birds.
3 Spoonbills with 2 Avocets.
There was the usual large numbers of Black-Tailed Godwits and Redshanks, Golden Plovers were gaining in numbers all the time with approx: 200 counted , a mixed flock of smaller waders flew around the East Flood and i counted 2 Curlew Sandpipers and 5 Dunlin , there were 50 + Avocets and several Ringed plovers .
A quick circuit around the east flood and past the sea hide did not add much more apart from 7 Linnets and 4 Pied Wagtails near the hide , with several Bearded Tits calling and briefly showing themselves.