Friday, 23 December 2011

BLACK MAGIC AT OARE

A lovely sunny day at Oare yesterday was good value for the diesel used with lots of waders and ducks on show topped off late afternoon with a merlin and a short eared owl.Waders included avocet,dunlin,lapwing,ruff,black tailed godwit,grey plover,curlew, redshank,ringed plover,oystercatcher,snipe,turnstone and golden plover.Ducks seen were wigeon,teal,mallard,pintail(14),shoveller,tufted duck, and red breasted merganser(4) including two drakes flying west up the Swale.
Not much variety on the camera I`m afraid just black tailed godwits,and a couple of merlin record shots.
BLACK TAILED GODWITS
BLACK.T..GODWITS
FEEDING ON THE SWALE MUD.
TWO-THREE -ONE FORMATION PROBING.
FEMALE MERLIN at a respectable distance.

MERLIN in silhouette(magic)
This will almost certainly be the last post before christmas unless something good turns up in the harbour tomorrow,so have a good time  eat drink and be merry as I certainly hope to and I`ll be back soon.

2 comments:

  1. Nice Merlin silhouette Phil, have a good Christmas. Regards Steve A.

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  2. Really nice flying group pics! (the second with sharp light)......have nice days.
    Saludos from Spain!!

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