A juvenile hen harrier at Elmley this evening. Other raptors included 2 buzzard, peregrine & hobby. Waders on the Flood included 6 curlew sandpiper, 4 little stint, single spotted redshank & ruff and 2 greenshank. The cuckoo was still around Kingshill Farm, as was a whitethroat & a whinchat
The juvenile red-necked phalarope remained on the Flood today, often showing very well from Wellmarsh hide. Also on the Flood were seven little stints (all juvs from Southfleet hide), about 16 juv curlew sandpipers, seven ruff (one ad), two spotted redshanks, one green and three common sandpipers, two greenshanks, 25 blackwits, 118 avocets, 45 ringed plover, 67 dunlin and 20 snipe.Also at least two hobby, female merlin, two common buzzards, one of this year's wing-tagged Sheppey marsh harriers, three wheatears and nine wigeon.