Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Osprey at Oare Marshes

Osprey on a post below Harty Church.

I called into Oare Marshes on 26th September to try and see the Osprey which has been around for the last few days , i parked up near the slip way and walked along the sea wall towards the sea watching hide and scanned across the Swale towards Harty church and located the Osprey perched on a post feeding on a recently caught fish , quite distant views but quality views  through the scope , i took a couple of digi phone scope pics which are pretty poor quality at that range .

Osprey eating a fish.

I could hear both Bearded Tit & Cetti's Warbler in the reeds & bushes behind me but they never showed themselves , i saw a few distant Grey Plovers and a single Whimbrel flew along the Swale.

I decided to have a look at the East flood although the tide was a long way out , however there was a scattering of waders here , there and everywhere but in much smaller numbers , Black Tailed Godwits , Lapwings & Redshank were well represented plus 10+ Ruff , 8+ Knot & single Ringed Plover & Common Snipe were seen , i also saw 2 juv Little Stints.

Juvenile Little Stint.

There was also good numbers of Golden Plover on the East Flood in various state of plumage .

Golden Plovers in various plumage's.

A scan over the West flood produced a single Hobby & 2 Swallows.


  1. Distant or not still a great capture, and I like the flock of golden plovers. There were loads I came across in Norfolk once, hiding in long grass in a salt marsh.

    1. Thanks Simon , i really like Golden Plovers to , Norfolk is a good place to see them .


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