September 1st : Oare Marshes
American Golden Plover photo by AE
On the 1st September i joined AE at Oare marshes in the afternoon to check the waders on a rising tide, we had already seen 6 juv Curlew Sandpipers & 1 juv Little Stint amongst 100's of waders , they were all flushed by a Common Buzzard and we noticed a small flock of approx 20+ European Golden Plovers flying around the East flood with 100's of other waders .
AE soon went through them and picked out the American Golden Plover which was a really great find , we believe this is a returning bird and was first seen in 2018 , but this date is the earliest it's been recorded at Oare Marshes , (Oct 2018 & 7th Sept 2019).
September 6th : Swalecliffe
So on a Sunday morning at approx 7am i was stood by the football pitch at Swalecliffe, joined by AE, SA & 2 other birders i don't know , we waited patiently in the hope the Wryneck would appear , anyhow at about 8.05am one of the birders i don't know called us all over and thankfully the Wryneck put on a wonderful show.