I spent a very pleasant birding session at Oare Marshes today , l started of listening to a Nightingale by the entrance track to the west hide , although i never saw it , there were several very vocal Common Whitethroats here also , i then walked back past the east hide and onto the new accusations area , there was 2 or 3 Reed Warblers setting up territory along here and 1 bird showed well at times and was a year tick for me , there was not alot of activity on the new accusation other than several Lapwings and 2 Oystercatchers , although i did add another year tick in the shape of a distant Yellow Wagtail which was perched on top of a distant fence post .
Male Bearded Tit .
I then ventured around the east flood along Faversham creek towards the sea hide , there was a single Wheatear in the field near the sluice and at least 5 Bearded Tits were " pinging " away all along the reed bed which runs along side the path , and i even managed to get one or two photos .
Bearded Tit in flight .
The reserve was alive with bird song , mainly Sedge and Reed Warblers but i did hear 3 Cettis Warblers as well as several Reed Buntings , there were 2 Sandwich Terns flying around the mouth of Faversham creek , as i walked back along the sea wall i saw 3 Common Buzzards over Mocketts Farm and a single Whimbrel in the flooded area west of the slip way .
One of many Sedge Warblers .
On my out of the reserve i bumped into Murray Wright and whilst we were chatting a Sparrowhawk circled around us and then drifted of west , i then had one final listen of the Nightingale and briefly heard the " rattling " call of a Lesser Whitethroat , so all in all a pleasant summers day birding at Oare
Grey Heron on pool west of the access road.