Saturday, 19 October 2013

Curlew Sandpipers at Rainham Marshes today

Spent a few hours at Rainham Marshes today, mostly watching the Purfleet Scrape for the two Curlew Sandpipers seen earlier. They were no where to be seen on arrival, with an hour to go before high tide, it began to rain, so I made my way to the Purfleet Scrape. Lapwings, Curlew, Redhank and Dunlin soon arrived and the two Curlew Sandpipers. They were quite distant from the hide and the light was rubbish, but managed a couple of record shots and my first attempt at video with mt iPhone & Swarovski scope combination.

Curlew Sandpipers - RSPB Rainham Marshes - 19102013 from Alan Shearman on Vimeo.