I had in mind early migrants Wheatear and Little Ringed Plover and despite a thorough search of the site, none gave themselves up.
|Shelduck at dawn|
Pick of the supporting cast was a flyby Avocet heading downriver, no doubt one of the lingering birds from February 20th, every year now they are getting more regular at Rainham RSPB, good to see. The only drawback with Avocets is that they disrupt other waders breeding close by, for such an elegant wader they can be quite aggressive.
|Pair of Curlew|
15 Oystercatchers – mostly Crossness
6 Black Tailed Godwit
Redshank numbers were also quite high with 129 recorded.