Fallow Stag, Knowle Park.

Fallow Stag, Knowle Park.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

** Oare Marsh On 6TH April 2017 **

Yesterday afternoon Pam took me down to Oare Marsh, the temperature was 16c. I was surprised that it wasn't very busy, We had no problem parking down the road. After setting up my scope and settling down on my seat I got ready to start scanning around, but the first thing I had to do was take a couple of pictures of Marsh Frogs that was calling from all directions.
Back to the birds.The most numerous birds there was Black tailed Godwits, I am not into counting large numbers, all I can say is there was a few hundred about, quite a few was in breeding plumage. The other waders there was Avocet, Redshank, Oystercatcher Curlew, and Lapwing. On the duck front was: Pochard, Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Teal, Pintail, Shoveller, Shelduck, Mallard. Other species seen on the East Scrape was: Greylags, Cormorants, Mute Swan, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Coot, Moorhen and Dabchick, not including the gulls, those seen was L/B/B/Gull, Herring Gull, Common Gull, and B/H/Gull. Also while I was scanning through the group of B/H/Gulls I discovered that there was 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULLS  in breeding plumage and looking resplendent. I also spotted a B/H/Gull with a ring on it's right leg with 2FPX on it. Birds of prey seen was: Marsh Harrier(M&F), Buzzard(5), and a male Kestrel. Small birds seen: LINNET, SKYLARK, Reed Bunting, on the Reed Bunting front, the 2 males that have been feeding in my garden all winter are still here), Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Cetti's Warbler, Starling, Robin, Green Woodpecker, plus C/Crow, Magpie, W/Pigeon,

I had no problem picking my Bird Of The Day and that is the bird with the crimson breast and that is the ** LINNET **
Below are a few scenic shot that I took from Oare.
The oil seed rape shot below was taken en route.


  1. Hi Ken, I take it this is the blank page I got the other day. You got more in one day than I've had all year.

  2. Hi Mike.
    Yes. For some reason I was having trouble posting, seems ok now...touch wood.