The place for the Waders!

I’m not very good at counting birds, unless there’s less than about 10, but reading the Kent Ornithological Society daily updates by various birders, when I was there, so were the followng..
7 Little Ringed Plover, 85 Ringed Plover, 300 Golden Plover, 30 Knot, 1 Little Stint, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Long-billed Dowitcher, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (one amongst the circa 1500 Black-tailed Godwits), 15 Whimbrel, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Bonaparte’s Gull, 4 Sandwich Tern (along the Swale), 25 Yellow Wagtail.
Which is quite a number of Birds !

Birds at Oare Marshes
Lapwings and Black Headed Gulls with backdrop of Dunlin and Black Tailed Godwits

To add to that list I spotted some Rock Pipits, 6 Little Egrets and well over 1,000 Starlings.
In fact, although I only visit Oare about once a month, I have never seen it so bird busy. Watching the sudden rise to the skies from various species was a delight.

Rock Pipit
Rock Pipit

Four Little Egrets Oare
Little Egrets

The appearance of the Dowitcher brought about more than the usual numbers of Birdwatchers, but to find the one bird carefully tucked in with over 1,500 Godwits was a challenge too far for my eyesight!

Cow photobombing

My amusement of the day came from a Cow who decided to walk the thin line of shingle to photobomb in a highly effective and efficient manner.
Good for her !!





Leave a Reply