Oare Marshes

A cool SW at 11deg. Walked west into TQ beyond FSB. Greenfinch numbers exceeded 20 at Uplees copse; Golden Plovers came high off the Sheppey shoreline; Meadow Pipits were mobile around the piles of Bladder-wrack and 2 Rock Pipits were with them. A duck Goldeneye flew W and dropped into the South Deep channel where accumulatively westward, there were at least 53 Great-crested Grebes. A Corn Bunting alerted me with a brief stanza and a pair of Stonechats were active in the reed beds. A Sparrowhawk hugged the seawall cover in low level attack, scattering the pipits. Curlews; Bar-tailed Godwits and Grey Plovers worked the shoreline back towards the W flood.
Mike R