Trip reports

Field Trip to Oare Marshes

Field Trip to Oare Marshes
Maureen Heywood

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

A group of 8 members ventured out on a very cold day with light NE winds. Some sunshine helped to keep us going till 2.00 pm, when a cup of tea at the Brogdale Centre proved irresistible. 50 Bird species were seen and there was a grey seal in the Swale. The leader was Carol Goulden.

Bird List:

Great crested grebe,
Little grebe,
Grey heron,
Little egret,
Cormorant,
Greylag goose,
Brent goose,
Mute swan,
Marsh harrier (female),
Kestrel,
Sparrowhawk (young male),
Great black-backed gull,
Black-headed gull,
Common gull,
Herring gull,
Kittiwake,
Coot,
Pheasant,
Shelduck,
Mallard,
Shoveler,
Pochard,
Teal,
Wigeon,
Pintail,
Tufted duck,
Lapwing,
Grey plover,
Golden plover,
Ringed plover,
Avocet,
Redshank,
Oystercatcher,
Curlew,
Dunlin,
Snipe,
Black-tailed godwit,
Blackbird,
Robin,
Dunnock,
Blue tit,
Meadow pipit,
Cetti's warbler,
Reed bunting,
Green woodpecker,
Starling,
Carrion crow,
Magpie,
Wood pigeon,
House sparrow.