Oare is always full of waders, and a nice place to spend a bit of time, so it was great to see the target bird - a Wilson's Phalarope - twirling around before I'd even stopped the car. It was a nice first-winter and much more advanced than one I'd seen in Lancs earlier this autumn. Initially it showed well until some plum decided to noisily crash their tripod over the fence just so they could get a yard closer. Inevitably, the bird flew and never came back close again.
|1st-winter Wilson's Phalarope Oare Marshes, Kent 7th October 2017|
|adult Long-billed Dowitcher Oare Marshes, Kent 7th October 2017|