Oare Marshes

0730—0930  An opposite SW wind-blow to yesterday, with full cloud. The creek was `wellie boot` deep at low water, and areas of foreshore were unusually visible with Faversham Spit buoy high and dry. A Teal, Faversham CreekGreenshank was working the creek shallows and c 200 Teal sifted the ooze. Black-tailed Godwits continued to flight in to the E flood , and c 500 were on the limited island space. A male Marsh Harrier put them to flight; whilst small numbers of Turnstones, Grey Plover, Curlew, and Oyster Catcher worked the exposed foreshore. Another sighting of a Red Kite northwards was seen later by other observers. In the locale, a Blackcap was intermittently competing with Chiffchaffs;  Mistle and Song Thrushes, at choral practise.   Mike R