Oare Marshes

9th August – 08.00 to 12.00. Dry but with threatening clouds to the West, NW wind.

The Long-billed Dowitcher found yesterday was still present on the East flood. The bird an adult seemingly moulting out of summer plumage, was watched by many during the morning, roosting and feeding amongst Black-tailed Godwits, Lapwing, Redshank and Dunlin giving good size comparisons.

Other waders of note on the East Flood, Little Stint (Adult), Curlew Sandpiper, still 2 Spotted Redshank (1 SP AND 1W), at least 2 Ruff, 2 Little Ringed Plover and Golden Plover numbers are on the increase.

Walk to Uplees didn’t produce anything of note by which time the forecast rain was becoming a reality; at Midday 2 Ravens flew over heading for Sheppey calling to each other.

Trevor Manship