7 Sep 2010


Yesterday 6.9.2010 I took off to Oare, a great number of BT Godwits were in attendance, resting until the tide drops but not much else of note. So on to Elmley and Wellmarsh Hide, the scrape yielded several hundred teal again at rest, a good number of Avocets, two Shoveler a Little ringed Plover, one juvenile Shelduck, six Spotted Redshanks, several Ruff, and then came the spot of the year, A Juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper, and a new entry in my life list, the pictures of it are not academy class but they do serve as record shots. What a great day, I have not had one like this for a couple of years.


  1. Hi Dave.
    Well done on your finds at Elmley. It is that time of year where the migratory birds, especially waders, are on their way back, Personally I like Elmley at from time of year onwards, there is already a Hen Harrier back on the island.
    Also Dave, some nice record shots you took.

  2. Well done dave, nice find mate. This is what birding is all about.

    PS is that your feeder the squirrel is on ? Please dont take offence, but if it is, it needs a good clean - remember the Greenfich disease :-)

    If it's not your feeder then i'll keep my nose out !