Friday, 14 August 2015

Wader Hot Spot.......... Oare Marshes

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 ( 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.

Flight shot.

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


  1. A good connection to get in Kent again. Its certainly turning up some great stuff at the moment.

    1. Cheers Marc , totally agree , it's been really great scanning through all those waders.


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