A visit to Seasalter last Thursday (20th) gave a few photo opportunities as the incoming tide covered the shingle bank favoured by the roosting waders, shifting them on to drier roosts along the beach. A fine spectacle in the shape of 1000 + Dunlin periodically flying around in one flock and also 24 Sanderling were seen, a good number for Seasalter according to Mike Gould who joined me on the tide line. A solitary Ring-necked Parakeet flew along the beach and later I was informed by Mike that he had never recorded this species at Seasalter before.
After the tide turned I left and spent an hour parked along the various pull ins along the Harty Ferry road on Sheppey. I saw a pair of Marsh Harriers quartering the fields by Capel Fleet both never coming close enough for the camera but a Kestrel was much more obliging.