Most of yesterdays taiga sandpipers had moved on today - only a few green sandpipers & no reports of wood sandpiper at all. However these were replaced by a flock of high Arctic breeders as 46 curlew sandpipers appeared on the Flood at high tide. These were all juveniles, so it looks as though curlew sands at least have had a decent breeding season. Icelandic black-tailed godwits appear to have too, as there is a very high proportion of juveniles in the flocks around at the moment.
No sign today of any little stints and only one spotted redshank & greenshank, but still 5 ruff, 95 ringed plover & 32 dunlin on the Flood. 7 grey plover were also on the Flood (with more out on the Swale), where there was also a garganey at Wellmarsh. 4 whimbrel were with over 300 curlew on the Swale + a couple of bar-tailed godwit. There was also 2 buzzard, a juv peregrine, at least 5 whinchat & a couple of wheatear and a steady procession of south-bound swallows & sand martins.