Sunday, 22 January 2012

Oare Marshes and My Garden


I had a very pleasant couple of hours at Oare Marshes this afternoon , i was hoping to see the Little Stints but got the tide completely wrong as normal , the East flood was fairly quite with just a scattering of waders  mainly Lapwing plus Grey and Ringed Plover with a couple of Common Snipe here and there , a female Marsh Harrier drifted over the flood and spooked everything , there were plenty of Pintail and Shoveler with lesser numbers of Pochard and Teal .

3 Black Tailed Godwits.

I decided to check the waders out by the slip way and was delighted to see good numbers of Dunlin and Black Tailed Godwit , still no Little Stints though , i scanned across the other side of the Swale where i was really pleased to see the Rough Legged Buzzard over Mocketts farm where it stayed most of the time i was there , it was mobbed by a Peregrine at one point which was great to see , now here is a dilema , can i count the Rough Legged on my Oare list ??? although i was at Oare the bird was on Sheppy , answers on a post card please i also added Avocet here which is always nice to see .

Wood Pigeon on my garden fence.

When i got home there was this smart Wood Pigeon on my garden fence and a couldn't resist a couple of photos .