These distant birds yet again represent records from this part of our area following a pair at Vange and four here and nearby Wat Tyler Country Park in recent years. As with the four birds this pair seemed to have relocated themselves towards the south west into Dorset, the four to Cornwall, the next day but may be the same pair back again in Essex at Old Hall Marshes on 14th April.

This shot is a heavy heavy crop.

Black-winged Stilts - Bowers Marsh RSPB Reserve, Essex 11th April 2014
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