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.
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 hen harrier was again around the reserve today, favouring the Elmley Hill area in the evening, before heading off north across the reserve. There were also at least 2 hobbys.Waders on the Flood included spotted redshank, ruff & black-tailed godwit. A kingfisher was seen at Counterwall hide & there were at least 6 wheatear & 2 whinchats around.