Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Another visit to Oare.

With the sun shinning this morning I decided on another visit to Oare and try for some more shots of the gropper.  Reaching the location at 0730 I was made aware that it had shown an hour earlier but had since gone to ground.   I stayed for an hour or so but there was no show of the gropper.   Lots of people had now arrived and perhaps all the chatting between everyone kept the bird low.   I moved off and walked along the path towards the east flood hide,  here Steve Ashton pointed out six newly arrived Wheatear looking proud stood up on the mole hills.  Walking towards the creek Whitethroat were singing in the trees and a pair of Reed Bunting together with a a few Bearded Tits were in the reeds.   Sedge Warbler were numerous displaying from their song posts allowing a few photos.  Steve pointed out a  Grey Plover in full summer plumage it looked very smart but was to far away for a photo.   Avocets were in full courtship and an Oystercatcher dropped in close by.   Perhaps the most strangest sighting of the day was a huge lorry that was probably on route to Sheppey via its satnav some how found its way between the two floods.   Not as many hirrundines today and on leaving for home at 1130 the gropper still had not shown.





1 comment:

Steve Ashton said...

Bloody lorry drivers.