Swale Wader Group


In 2021 we started a project to colour ring Redshank caught on the Swale at Harty. In 2021 41 Redshank caught at Harty were colour ringed. Of these 27 were sighted away from Harty. Whilst most were seen at Oare just two kilometres from the ringing site, two were seen further east on the north Kent coast, one was at Allington on the Medway and one was at St Brieuc in northern France.

So far in mid July 2022, 12 birds have been seen again in the flock of moulting birds at Oare. Unfortunately we had no sightings of birds on their breeding grounds.