Monday, 3 August 2015

Bumper day at the Oare Marshes

Russ and I didn't get to the Oare Marshes until 1 o'clock because of the light there,   but what surprises we had waiting for us.    We parked up at the end and walked back down the road where a number of guys were already established looking out over the East flood,  no sooner had we arrived when we heard the sound of Lapwings going up behind us on the West Flood,  but we couldn't see what had disturbed them,  then as I turned around again to have another look there was this big raptor flapping around them, I looked through my Bins,  AAhh;  OSPREY! couldn't contain myself,  brilliant views,  it gradually went off south.   Other big surprises were,  we counted 38 adult Curlew Sandpipers,  64 Greenshanks,  20 Whimbrel,  2 Little Stints,  then later someone saw 200 Little Terns coming down the Swale then separate with 51 landing on the East flood in front of us,  Brilliant!     Other species;  Yellow Wagtails,  millions of BTGs,  Avocets, Knots, Spotted Redshank, Green Sanpiper, Common Sandpiper, Common Terns,   The Curlew Sandpipers,  Greenshanks and Little Terns were exceptional numbers and will be recorded so.

Magnificent Osprey

Some of the Whimbrel

some of the Greenshanks

Little Stint with strange Dunlin

Strange Dunlin with Dunlin

1 comment:

  1. WOW! Such a lot of birds seen and these aresome great shots you have here.