Saturday, 20 August 2011

Oare marshes

With a few spare hours today i thought i would pay Oare Marshes a visit, the time slot i had did not fare well for the tide nor for photography however i saw a good few birds. Most of the time i was looking towards the East flood. Here Yellow Wagtail showed well along with a pair of linnet, there were single little Egret and Heron with many Black Tailed Godwit, Avocet, Ruff, Golden Plover, Redshank, Lapwing and the odd Greenshank. Moving on to the Raines hide a pair of Green Sandpiper was all that was on offer although along the path there were Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff, Long Tailed Tit and Whitethroat. I did not see any Wheatear. A pair of Common Tern and a single Kestrel completed the list. All in all lots to look at although i do wish we could see the birds closer. On a final note its a shame some

birds have to have so much bling on them, this Ruff being an example, perhaps its time to back off from this dated way of tracking birds

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