Friday 24 July 2015

Not 1 but 2 Temminck's Stint at .........Oare

Two Temminck's Stints.

I paid a brief visit  to Oare marshes on the 20th July in the hope of seeing the  two Temminck's Stints which had first been seen the day before , as i walked up to where the assembled birders were gathered i was told they had been flushed by a Sparrowhawk ! and then right on queue the said Sparrowhawk drifted overhead again.

I thought they must still be on the East flood somewhere so decided to have a thorough scan of the waders , i instantly saw 4 adult Curlew Sandpipers , 100's of Black Tailed Godwits , Redshanks , Avocets plus  lesser numbers of Ruff.

Having a paddle .

I then noticed one of the Temminck's Stints hiding behind a Godwit , not before to long the 2nd bird joined it's mate , good views of these cracking little waders were obtained , they were also joined by the adult Little Stint .

Two Temminck's Stints & Adult Little Stint (R/H bird).

The East flood is really active at the moment with plenty of waders to keep you entertained plus on high tide the adult Bonaparte's Gull can normally be found roosting on the East flood.

Closer view of one of the Temminck's Stints.

Bonaparte's Gull having a preen.

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