The plan today was to get up early, do Grove Ferry, than onto Oare for high tide, then cross the Swale to Shellness for the dropping tide and then finish off at Elmley. Well with rain stopping play and then bumping into Steve from Beddington all I managed was Oare and a quick cycle down to the hides at Elmley only to find out that the wader scrapes are dry/being worked on.
Oare Ebird list HERE- highlights were 4 Little Stints and a flock of 17 Green Sandpiper.
Had 2 Wood Sands on the approach road to Elmley, also 6 Marsh Harrier, 50+ Curlew and loads of Brown Hares. Also 1 Whinchat and 1 Wheatear and 1 Hobby.
Since my last visit to Oare, the juvenile Dunlins have arrived, also now numbers of Ringed Plover, the first Pintails of the autumn, more Greenshank, juvenile Ruffs, Little Stints and more Golden Plovers (below).
Adult Little Stint and Ringed Plover
Good to see large numbers of Curlews at Elmley
Juvenile Cuckoo at Oare
Wood Sands at Elmley (calling below)