A visit to RSPB Elmley Marshes today produced two additions to my year list - Little Stint and Bar-tailed Godwit.
I arrived at 6.30 a.m. and stayed until 2.15 p.m.
The best of the birds seen there today were as follows:
One juvenile Little Stint seen from both the Southfleet Hide and the Wellmarsh Hide (probably the same bird), 7 Green Sandpipers, one Wheatear, 5 Common Snipe, 3 Marsh Harriers, at least 12 Yellow Wagtails, 5 Common Sandpipers, 120+ Ringed Plovers, 75+ Curlews, 2 Golden Plovers, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, at least 12 Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Ruff, 55+ Avocets and 2 Whinchats.
Juvenile LITTLE STINT
(VIDEO) Juvenile LITTLE STINT
(VIDEO) BLACK-TAILED GODWIT
(VIDEO) COMMON SNIPE