Saturday, 23 November 2013

Oare Marshes Pintail a Plenty.

Plenty of Pintail at Oare.

I have not been here for awhile so took the opportunity to spend a couple of hours looking over the East Flood this afternoon  , Plenty of Pintail , Shoveler and Teal were on the flood with lesser numbers of Gadwall and Tufted Duck.

2 males and a female Pintail.

Waders were in decent numbers both Ringed and Grey Plover were in double figures , Black Tailed Godwit and Dunlin were in 3 figures plus there was a scattering of Redshank , the fringes of the flood held approx 15 Common Snipe and a single Water Rail bolted from cover only to disappear as quickly .
There were only 2 Avocets on the flood plus approx 50 Lapwing , when these were spooked which often happens i noticed a single Knot which must of been hidden among them which proceeded to land over the far side of the flood.

Cold looking Lapwing on the East Flood.

Passerines were in small supply with only single Pied Wagtail , Meadow Pipit and a distant calling Cetti's Warbler noted . I did see 5 Common Gulls close to the road and a Little Egret flew over before landing on the west side of the road .

I will be posting last weeks quiz answer and correct entries tomorrow so you still have time to have a go if you want to .