Oare and Elmley

Oare and Elmley



An early morning trip down to Oare marsh in Kent rewarded me with a drake Garganey, Marsh Harriers, Cuckoo and Bearded Tits to name a few.

 

 

 

 

 

Oare and Elmley
Avocets at Oare Marsh
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Garganey at Oare Marsh
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Bearded Tits doing well at Oare
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Wren

Moving on to Elmley I found more Marsh Harriers and a Short-eared Owl along with plenty of Yellow Wagtails, Redshank and Lapwing as you’d expect at this time of year. Plenty of Brown Hare on the reserve and Skylarks were singing well too to make an enjoyable morning before the old fella rang to see if I’d pick him up from the hospital. He had a new knee fitted on Thursday and is now back at home after only three days which is quite amazing in my book. I don’t suppose it’ll be long before he’s out birding again.

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Yellow Wagtail at Elmley
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Yellow Wag!
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Redshank chicks
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Redshank with chicks at Elmley
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Marsh Harrier hunting at Elmley
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Marsh Harrier resting between raids on the waders
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Brown Hare at Elmley
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The old man’s new knee!

No year ticks added today but a decent bit of birding all the same.

 

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Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

Essex Birder using the blog as a diary of my trips around the country chasing birds. Enjoying the places it takes me and the people I meet along the way. Great to spend time with my Dad and brother as we chase our year lists and grow our life list in the process.

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Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

Essex Birder using the blog as a diary of my trips around the country chasing birds. Enjoying the places it takes me and the people I meet along the way. Great to spend time with my Dad and brother as we chase our year lists and grow our life list in the process.

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