Monday 29 August 2016

Baird's Sandpiper at Reculver

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.

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.


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