Trip reports

Eider Oare?

Avocet wading in water

Saturday, 23 October 2021

Highlights of this trip to Oare were close views of a drake eider in full summer plumage, and a good variety of waders. The full list:
Mute swan, Brent goose, shelduck, mallard, shoveler, gadwall, pintail, teal, eider (drake), pheasant (Sheppey), red-legged partridge (Sheppey), great crested grebe, little grebe, cormorant, little egret, grey heron, marsh harrier, buzzard, kestrel, water rail (h), moorhen, coot, avocet, oystercatcher, ringed plover, grey plover, golden plover, lapwing, turnstone, dunlin, knot, redshank, black-tailed godwit, curlew, black-headed gull, herring gull, common gull, great black-backed gull, wood pigeon, stock dove, skylark, meadow pipit, pied wagtail, wren (h), robin, stonechat, Cetti's warbler, starling, magpie, jackdaw, raven (possible), crow, rook, house sparrow, goldfinch, linnet.
(h) = heard only. Total: 56 species.