White Rumped Sandpiper .
The water levels have been near perfect at Oare Marshes over the last few weeks and the selection of wader species has been very impressive and it was only a matter of time before a rare wader species was found and sure enough on Tuesday the 11th August i received a text from Richard Roberts ( Thanks mate) saying a White Rump Sandpiper had been found.
Primaries extend beyond the tail.
I headed straight over to Oare and joined the Oare regulars and had some decent views of this adult bird , a very welcome year tick indeed , there has only been 3 White Rumped Sandpipers recorded at Oare the last one being in 2010 .
White Rumped Sandpiper & Little Stint.
Cracking bird to observe , it was quite flighty but often came quite close away from the main flock of waders which consisted of 2000+ Black Tailed Godwits , 3 Little Stints (1ad & 2juvs) , 2 ads Curlew Sandpipers , 3+Little Ringed Plovers , 75+ Dunlin , 5+ Ruff , plus large numbers of Redshank & Avocets.
White Rumped Sandpiper.
Note white rump.
Near the end of the session Murray picked out 6+ Whimbrel flying overhead plus a Green Sandpiper was heard but not seen , a really great birding session in good company.
3 Little Stints , White Rumped Sanspiper & Dunlin.
3 Little Stints.
3 Little Stints and a Dunlin