Oare Marshes

From 11.30, a warm and sunny day: Cormorant, grey heron, mute swan, mallard, shelduck, tufted, kestrel, sparrowhawk, buzzard, marsh harrier, coot, moorhen, oystercatcher, ringed plover, little ringed plover, golden plover, lapwing, dunlin, common sandpiper, redshank, black tailed godwit, curlew, whimbrel, snipe, ruff, long billed dowitcher, black headed gull, lesser black backed gull, bonaparte gull, medi gull, herring gull, common tern, woodpigeon, collared dove, swallow, pied wagtail, yellow wagtail, robin, dunnock, reed warbler, magpie, jackdaw, crow, starling, house sparrow, linnet, goldfinch and avocet.

Initially we struggled to find the Dowitcher but after lunch it showed well feeding in the water if a bit distant. I managed a video of it digiscoping and the attached photo is an extract from that.
Nick Baelz
Long billed dowitcher