A spoonbill was back on the Flood again today until early afternoon, when it flew off south. But it re-appeared at c.7.45pm, dropping in front of Wellmarsh hide, where it fed for a few minutes before flying further back onto the Flood. We seem to be sharing this bird with the Kent Wildlife Trust reserve at Oare Marshes, on the other side of the Swale. Other waders around the reserve included 20 spotted redshank, 2 greenshank, 2 ruff, 7 dunlin, 3 whimbrel, 12 green sandpiper & 5 common sandpiper.Non-wadery highlights were 3 buzzard, 1 peregrine & a wheatear. Bearded tits were heard again from the small reedbed near Counterwall hide, but they remain elusive. There are now flocks of yellow wagtails in a huge variety of plumages following the herds of cattle on the marsh. I saw 12 sitting on the same gate beside the track down to the hides this afternoon.