Friday 24 July 2020

Oare Marshes KWT

A morning's birding with Magnus featured the two main stars of the current Oare show: the returning adult BONAPARTE'S GULL and the adult LESSER YELLOWLEGS. Other highlights included a Turtle Dove heard purring, three Water Rails, a Spotted Redshank, a Green Sandpiper, a juvenile Little Ringed Plover, good numbers of Black-tailed Godwits and a few Avocets, four splendid summer-plumage Knot, a vocal flock of 21 Whimbrel, three Ruff, 21 Mediterranean Gulls, 32 Little Egrets, a minimum of five Bearded Tits, a Marsh Harrier and three Yellow Wagtails.