Oare Marshes

12 deg C initially; SW gale and pulses of rain but did brighten somewhat later! From E flood hide I counted c 550 Golden Plover and c 95 Avocets The Long –billed Dowitcherwas near the road feeding amongst a Lapwing flock , but was spooked by the Peregrine and lost amongst the host of Black-tailed Godwits. 12 Ruff/ Reeves were visible plus 1 Yellow Wagtail, with 2 Snipe in the reedy margins.Made a change to see predominately House Martins moving through, albeit in small numbers. with C 40 in the session. Low water was mid-morning so moved on in the locale to sheltered accommodation.
Mike R

Juvenile Curlew Sandpipers / Mike Roser