Curlew Sandpiper (left) and Dunlin, Oare Marshes, Kent.
Spent the weekend on the Thames Estuary with Simon and Sam. We started off on the Essex side and then made our way on to the Kent Side. Highlights included: Red-necked Phalarope, Kentish Plover, Pectoral Sandpiper, 26+ Curlew Sandpiper, 1 juv Little Stint, 1 Garganey, 1 Spoonbill and 1 Wood Sandpiper.
Kentish Plover in flight, Cliffe Pools, Kent (plover on bottom right). Also at Cliffe Adult Pectoral Sandpiper, 20+ Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 70+ Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 150+ Avocet and 50+ Grey Plover.
Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope at Vange Marsh, Essex.
Juvenile Spoonbill at Vange Marsh, Essex. Also present here 1 Little Stint, 5 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Garganey, 4 Wigeon, 100+ Teal, 10+ Gadwall, 20+ Shoveler and the Red-necked Phalarope.
Golden Plovers at Oare Marshes, Kent. Also at this site 1000+ Black-tailed Godwit, 250+ Golden Plover, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 8 Dunlin, 5 Yellow Wagtail and 4 Ruff.