Sunday, 11 December 2011
TWITE A GOOD DAY
Moving on to Oare Marshes I spent a very enjoyable hour in the company of Steve Ashton and Tim Gutsell and a very lazy GREAT WHITE EGRET. The Egret easily won the game of statues and with Steve's expertise I at least took one or two decent pictures. A single Kingfisher was by the sluice and on the West Flood were large numbers of Lapwing, Golden Plover, Black-Tailed Godwit and c60 Avocet. Approximately 20 Ruff were flying back and forth from the flood to a field adjacent. Meeting Murray Wright he told me the Twite had been seen earlier but not by him or John Tilbrook. I decided to spend an hour searching for the birds and eventually just West of Dan's Dock I managed to find 9 Twite. They were once again associating with Linnet and I strolled back to the car extremely happy with a good day's birding in excellent company.