Aug 142016
 
Great day at Oare Marshes

Several suggestions were made for the title of this trip report, including ‘Feeding Frenzy’ – but I don’t think you want to read about our picnic lunches!   Perhaps more appropriate is a round-up of a wonderful day out at Oare, enjoying a wide variety of wildlife and attended by over 20 members of the group. […]

Sep 242014
 
Conyer Creek & Oare Marshes

A lovely day out, even though it rained a little this morning.   At Conyer we saw many swallow gathering on telegraph wires ready to migrate.   Hundreds of house martin were feeding up high above us, chattering away to each other (presumably keeping in contact in their family groups).   Surprisingly, we also found […]

Jul 072014
 
Oare

The old favourite strikes again. Today we realised that all the media speculation about autumn being on its way was probably right, as huge numbers of black-tailed godwit were already gathering in post-breeding flocks.  Many juvenile birds were found including pied wagtail, shelduck, lapwing, coot (over 100), reed bunting, little grebe, starling, mute swan, greylag […]

Jan 312014
 
An old favourite

It was cold, wet, grey and we got stuck in traffic on the M2, but we had a great day at Oare on Wednesday.   Although it was throwing it down with rain when we left Gravesend, by the time we got to the Faversham exit the sun was just visible through the grey cloud […]

May 162013
 
Oare and Milton Creek

So, given that we had a great Sunday, we were keen to repeat the experience nearer home, on Wednesday.   Unfortunately the weather had other ideas and we mulled over our destination for quite a while – long enough for Malcolm to feed the birds, Sally to explain why they had ended up with 4 […]

Aug 092012
 
Oare

A dozen of us met in the car park at Oare for this Saturday morning walk.   High tide was due at around 3 pm, and we know from experience that this means that the mud on the Swale will be covered by 1 pm, so we opted to start off on the seawall. A […]

Jul 252012
 
Oare KWT Reserve and The Gunpowder Works, Faversham

So, happily back in to my Wednesday routine and three of us were off to Oare!   (Irene enjoying a holiday somewhere exotic)    The weather was good, warm and with good light despite the clouds overhead. We decided to shake life up a little and do the circuit the “wrong way round” – those […]