Trip reports

Field trip to Oare Marshes

Field trip to Oare Marshes
Long-billed dowitcher: Geoff Shoebridge

Saturday, 22 October 2016

A lovely sunny day with a NE breeze

Birds seen:
Mute swan
Brent goose
Shelduck
Mallard
Shoveler
Pintail
Teal
Tufted duck
Little grebe
Cormorant
Little egret
Grey heron
Marsh harrier
Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Water rail
Moorhen
Coot
Avocet
Oystercatcher
Ringed plover
Golden plover
Grey plover
Lapwing
Little stint
Dunlin
Redshank
Black-tailed godwit
Bar-tailed godwit
Curlew
Ruff
Snipe
*Long-billed dowitcher*
Black-headed gull
Common gull
Herring gull
Great black-backed gull
Lesser black-backed gull
Woodpigeon
Kngfisher
Green woodpecker (H)
Skylark (H)
Meadow pipit
Pied wagtail
Wren
Robin
Stonechat
Cetti's warbler (H)
Bearded tit
Blue tit
Starling
Magpie
Carrion crow
Rook (H)
Greenfinch

Total: 56 Species

Butterflies
Peacock, Red Admiral

Dragonflies
Migrant Hawker

Mammals
c.24 seals on Horse Island

Leader: Geoff Shoebridge

List compiled by: Geoff Shoebridge Total = 56 species
Highlights: Long-billed dowitcher was a first for everybody, but extremely close views of water rail trumped this.