Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Oare Marshes

26/7/12

A brief visit to Oare on 21st proved to be uneventful and Dad (Arnie) said to me that the Curlew Sandpipers should be here soon and sure enough a couple of days later they were reported and this was the main aim of today.

We done the circuit starting by walking up the road where we met Mr Chidwick and a lot of Godwits. There were hundreds of Black Tailed Godwits along with a good number of Golden Plover, Avocet, Black Headed Gull and in amongst the gulls were a couple of Little Egrets and Grey Herons. There was also a Ruff wandering about in the group of Golden Plover. Plenty of Redshank scattered around the flood as well. We then made our way round towards the bench by the East Flood Hide to see if we could spot the Curlew Sands, but no luck unfortunately, we did add a couple more to the trip list though with Starling, Wood Pigeon, Tufted Duck, Coot, House Sparrow, Linnet, Oystercatcher, Mallard, House Martin, Meadow Pipit, Dunlin and Great Black Backed Gull. On the way back from the Sea Hide we managed to pick up Pied Wagtail, Bearded Tit, Yellow Wagtail, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Common Gull and Common Tern.

A bit disappointing not to locate the Curlew Sands but a good short trip out never the less.

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