Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Day in Kent

Spent a very windy day in Kent with Kojak. We started at Oare Marshes for the rising tide, then Shellness for the falling tide, then Capel Fleet and ended up doing the approach road to Elmley. 80 species in total and because Kojak is going to write it up on Birdtrack I won't bother doing Ebird. More from Kojak here.

Highlights included the Bonaparte's Gull at Oare and 2 juvenile Garganey, Hobby and an adult Curlew Sandpiper also there. At Shellness we had Whimbrel, Barwit, Curlew, Sanderling, Little Tern and Sandwich Tern which we didn't have the other side of the Swale. Day ticks at Capel Fleet included Corn Bunting and at Elmley there were Marsh Harriers everywhere along the track. 

The rarest thing we found today was a Hummingbird Hawk Moth. 

 Juvenile Marsh Harrier (above) and Marsh Harrier and Brown Hare altercation (below)

 Oare waterbirds
Juvenile Garganeys 

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