Thursday, 6 July 2017

Brief visit to Luddenham & Oare Marshes

Spotted Flycatcher.

I called into  Luddenham this afternoon the 6th July in the hope of seeing Spotted Flycatcher , it didn't take long for me to find one as it flew around 'fly-catching' and often perched out in the open.

Looking for prey.

The Spotted Flycatcher often flew back to it's favoured perch affording very good views , i also saw a young Spotted Flycatcher deep inside one of the bushes , i didn't stay here to long as i didn't want to disturb them to much.

Spotted Flycatcher.

From Luddenham i popped into Oare Marshes and had distant views of 2 summer plumage Spotted Redshanks , there was good numbers of  Avocet , Black Tailed Godwit & Redshank plus 20+ Lapwings flew over the East Flood, whilst watching these i bumped into local birder Johnathan who was looking for a Ruff  which he had seen from the hide,
and as we were speaking  the cracking partial summer plumage Ruff near the pull-in on the East Flood came into view.


I also saw a very close Sedge Warbler by the pull-in with a beak full of food disappear into the undergrowth.

Sedge Warbler.


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