An excellent day on Sheppey with Kojak. We began off at Leysdown Coastal Park Ebird list after which did the excessive tide at Shellness , then to Capel Fleet Ebird list after which Swale Nature Reserve Ebird list. We had 89 species for the day, (extra from Kojak HERE).
Highlights included a first-winter Pied Flycatcher at Leysdown, a pleasant fall of lemons (fist-winter Willow Warblers), a Little Stint in with the waders at Shellness which additionally included a number of Knot, Sanderling, 90 Ringed Plover, 30 Dunlin, 3000+ Oystercatcher and 1500 Curlew, the primary Wigeon of the autumn, a surprising juvenile Little Gull at Capel Fleet, Nice Egret, juvenile Little Ringed Plover, Greenshank and 5 Whinchat at Capel Fleet too, a few Pastime, Corn Buntings, about 30 Sandwich Tern and a scattering of different migrants.
First-winter Pied Flycatcher
First-winter Willow Warblers (above and under)
Juvenile Little Gull (a plumage tick)
Whinchat- a handful of hirundines, yellow wagtails and warblers round at present too (primarily Whitethroats, Willow Warblers and Blackcaps) . Sadly no Wheatears.
Ringed Plover and Dunlins. There’s been an American Golden Plover between Oare and Sheppey not too long ago however we could not discover it- seems it was within the flock of Golden Plover at present we noticed final week on the different finish of the Swale Nature Reserve