Monday 30 August 2010

Sandwich Bay , Cliffe Rspb and Oare

Only a short post this time,  sorry for lack of photo as my target bird was a bit to distant to get one , i managed to see the Red-Backed Shrike at Cliffe and as i said it was quite distant , it was hard to age the bird although it was either an adult female or juv and to honest i would say it looked more like a juv to me , there did not seem to be enough plumage contrast with the wing and mantle from the nape and head as there is with adult females in my experience, it showed plenty of barring on the under parts and it was quite actively feeding , a really smart bird from one of my fav. family of birds.

A quick call into Oare marshes produced the following :

Black-tailed Godwit   2000 +
Golden plover   500+
Avocet   50+
Knot   3
Ruff   20+
Redshank  150+
Ringed plover  2
Sparrowhawk  1
Sandwich Tern  30

Sandwich bay (on Sunday 30th)

Pied Flycatcher  1
Great spotted woodpecker 1
Little ringed plover 1
Garganey 1 ( in eclispe )

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