Trip reports

Field Trip to Oare Marshes

Field Trip to Oare Marshes
RSPB images - curlew sandpiper

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Birds seen:
Little grebe,
Cormorant,
Grey heron,
Little egret,
Mute swan,
Brent goose,
Shelduck,
Wigeon,
Gadwall,
Teal,
Mallard,
Marsh harrier,
Buzzard
Kestrel,
Water rail,
Moorhen,
Coot,
Oystercatcher,
Avocet,
Ringed plover,
Golden plover,
Lapwing,
Little stint,
Curlew sandpiper
Dunlin,
Ruff,
Snipe,
Black-tailed godwit,
Curlew,
Redshank,
Greenshank,
Black-headed gull,
Common gull,
Herring gull,
Great black-backed gull,
Little tern,
Woodpigeon,
Green woodpecker,
Sand martin,
Swallow,
House martin,
Pied wagtail,
Robin,
Blackbird,
Cetti's warbler,
Bearded tit,
Bluetit,
Magpie,
Starling,
Goldfinch,
Linnet,
Reed bunting (52)

Flowers: Welted Thistle, Bristly Oxtongue, Bird's-foot-trefoil, Mallow, Ragwort and Dandelion

Butterflies: Clouded Yellow, Green-veined White and Peacock
Dragonfly: Southern Hawker

In 2002 on a visit to Oare Marshes at the same time of year we saw little stint and curlew sandpiper. Looking back further, we went to Oare Marshes as our first visit of the season every fourth year and we saw the little stint and the curlew sandpiper. They were not seen later on in the season.