Adult Curlew Sandpiper.
The water levels have dropped at Oare Marshes exposing lots of mud around the East Flood which in turn has started to attract lots of waders and i have been going there a couple of times a week to check them out.
My last visit was on Monday 8th August and i really enjoyed checking through the masses of waders on the East flood , the highlights being 2 adult Curlew Sandpipers & 2 juv Little Stints which were in fine plumage.
Juvenile Little Stint.
There were good numbers of both Golden Plover & Dunlin many of which were adults although a good number of juvenile birds were present to.
There was approx a 1000+ Black Tailed Godwits and 150+ Avocets on the flood plus a single Spotted Redshank .
There was really good numbers of Redshanks and at least 3 Ringed Plovers , Lapwings & Ruff were well represented to , 4 Whimbrel flew over the reserve with 3 dropping onto the East Flood.
1 of 4 Whimbrel.
Roosting on East Flood.
A single Greenshank & 3 Green Sandpipers made up the numbers for a great wader watching session , a Sparrowhawk had a low fly through putting all the waders up at one point plus 7 Yellow Wagtails were feeding along the sea wall and the adult Bonapartes Gull was still around.
I also saw my first Clouded Yellow of the year plus a Painted Lady along Faversham Creek.