Saturday, 15 September 2012

Harty, Isle of Sheppey - 14 September 2012

An evening hide tide session at Harty on the Isle of Sheppey with the Swale RG. We travelled via Rainham RSPB where we had brief views of the Baillions Crake, followed by a couple of hours wandering around Shellness (400 or so Black-tailed Godwits inc R/GYG L/RRW and a couple of Avocets) and Capel Fleet (11 Marsh Harriers seen coming to roost), then the Harty Ferry PH for dinner, Denise's burger arriving minus the burger initially. We met up at 9.30pm as high tide was just after midnight. Few birds were heard moving about, but we did manage a lowish catch of fourteen birds of six species.

juvenile Dunlin

Totals: 14

Grey Plover - 5
Dunlin - 3
Bar-tailed Godwit - 1
Whimbrel - 1
Curlew -3
Redshank - 0 (1)