Taking advantage of a sunny Monday morning I headed first for Stodmarsh and then to Oare for the high tide.There was no sign of yesterdays Garganey at the reed bed hide or the marsh hide,in fact prescious few ducks remain here at all.The highlight was a chat with a Cettis warbler,often heard but seldom seen,this one was more obliging than most.
TREECREEPER in the Alder Wood
STODMARSH REED BEDS
Moving on to Oare,
PINTAILS ARE ALL PAIRED UP FOR THE SUMMER
WIGEON HAVING A BATH
KONIK PONIES Grazing at Oare
VIEW ACROSS TO FAVERSHAM.
RUFF -one of three
AVOCETS IN FAVERSHAM CREEK
BLACK TAILED GODWIT -Numbers are increasing.
REDSHANKS Fleeing the food tide
AVOCETS TOO -The last waders to leave the creek,they have longer legs.
BRENT GEESE will soon be leaving our shores for their breeding grounds in the Arctic
CURLEW- This leucistic bird has been coming to Oare for several winters now.