Thursday, 21 July 2016

Bonaparte's Gull at Oare Marsh AGAIN!

Work took me to Kent today so a quick trip to Oare Marsh was on the cards.
I arrived at lunch time and Napoleon was sitting pretty just by the bridge on East flood a few yards from the road. He was in the company of hundreds of Black headed gulls and Black-tailed Godwits but was easily picked out from the mass gathering of the high tide roost. A few Dunlin, a single Spotted Redshank, several Avocet, Redshank and Lapwing added to the list before a Golden Plover and Greenshank were added. Marsh Harrier, Bearded Tit and Yellow Wagtail were also encountered.

The Bonaparte's slept for a while before taking a brief swim before flying out to the estuary when spooked by the cattle as they walked across the flood.

A quick stop on the way home added good views of Spotted Flycatcher with recent fledglings and a young Robin was also seen here.

Year list now 253

Napoleon
Bonaparte's Gull with Blackwits
Bonaparte's  Gull
Bonaparte's Gull with Black heads
Bonny Gull (top right)
Young Robin
Young Spotted Flycatcher
Spotted Flycatcher
Spot Fly
Spot Fly with fly

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