I paid another visit to Oare yesterday 21st September in the hope of seeing the Red Necked Grebe but despite all my efforts i was unlucky this time , however i did connect again with the delightful Spotted Crake which for the briefest moment appeared very close out in the open , this was appreciated by all the assembled birders and i never tire of seeing Crakes .
I had a enjoyable session looking over the East Flood where there was huge numbers of waders . Golden Plover , Black Tailed Godwit , Dunlin , Avocet and Redshank were very well represented and i also saw a single juv Little Stint and several juv Curlew Sandpipers .
Juv Little Stint.
There was a good passage of House Martins and Swallows over the reserve the whole time i was there , also a single Yellow Wagtail dropped into the East Flood .
Huge numbers of Waders on East Flood.