13 keen members turned up and we set off, but unfortunately it started to rain and we hurried off to get in the hide, from which we didn’t see much!
After leaving the hide some 20 minutes later, the rain had stopped and it brightened up. We did a complete circuit of Oare Marshes and saw/heard a total of 41 species, highlights of which were good views of bearded tit, good numbers of avocet (many with young), numerous black tailed godwit (many still in breeding plumage), marsh harrier and a brief glimpse of a yellow wagtail. We heard a cuckoo calling, but nobody saw it.
13 turned out to be unlucky for some, as we were informed by some other birders that a Red Kite and a Honey Buzzard had apparently flown across at about 10.15, but none of us saw either of them!!
After lunch, a few of us stayed for a walk along the sea wall, but the weather turned for the worse and we gave up.
Sue & Ian Griffin