Monday, 16 May 2011

I went to a rather cloudy and chilly Oare marshes this morning with Bob Bland,we saw 20+ Avocets,2 Redshank,4 Lapwing,4 Little Egrets,8 Pochard,8+ Tufted Duck,3 Grey Herons,6 Shelduck,1 Kingfisher,1 Cuckoo,4 Sedge Warblers,1 Cetti`s Warbler (heard),Reed Warblers,6 Reed Buntings,3 Stock Doves,Mallards,10 Shelduck,2 Common Terns,20 Swifts and at least 6 broods of Greylags.
On the Swale we saw 2 Little Terns,3 Brent Geese,1 Grey Plover and 4 Curlew.


  1. Alan,

    As you did not mention Black tailed Godwit do I take it that they have all gone?

  2. Hi Mike,we thought waders feeding (20) on the Sheppey side of the Swale might have been Black tails,but none were seen on the pools (low tide).

  3. Hi Alan,

    I photographed circa 50 on the east flood last thursday they have moved on quite suddenly then.