Baird's Sandpiper at Coldharbour Lagoon Reculver.
News of an adult Baird's Sandpiper showing well at Reculver on the evening of Friday 26th August was to good to miss , i have seen several before but never one in Kent .
Having a feed.
A really cracking bird to see at close quarters , it was keeping company with a Curlew Sandpiper alot of the time .
Curlew Sandpiper & Baird's Sandpiper.
Redshank , Baird's Sandpiper & Curlew Sandpiper.
There was also a single Black Tailed Godwit which are scarce birds here and a juv Little Stint was also present along with 5 Dunlin.
Black Tailed Godwit.
Little Stint .
Other birds seen here were single Greenshank & Green Sandpiper plus 30+ Oystercatchers flew west , there was also approx 30 Swallows passing through.
A really great find by Matt Hindle , and after checking my records the Baird's Sandpiper was not only a Reculver & Kent tick i also added Little Stint , Curlew Sandpiper & Black Tailed Godwit to my Reculver bird list.
Baird's Sandpiper & Curlew Sandpiper.