Friday 22 August 2014

Brief visit to Oare

Large mixed flock of waders.

I only had time for a brief visit to Oare Marshes this morning and as usual the East Flood was where i spent my time checking through the large gathering of waders roosting at high tide , the largest species represented was 1500 + Black Tailed Godwits which is always a very impressive sight especially when they are spooked by a passing raptor .

Ruff among the Lapwings.

There was a Ruff close to the pull in among several Lapwing and i counted at least 10 Common Snipe either feeding or flying around the flood .

Dunlin in flight.

There wasn't many small waders on the flood although Dunlin and Golden Plover were well represented plus there were 2 Knot among the Black Tailed Godwits.

Knot in flight with Dunlin .

There were a few Sand Martins ,Swallows and a single Common Swift over the flood plus i saw 2 Sandwich Tern east of the slip way .

Dunlins coming into land .


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