Sunday, 26 June 2011

Elmley Marshes

Decided to get some walking in today, so ventured over to Elmley Marshes to try and get a look at the Spoonbills that have been in the area for some time. From the car park we were off to a great start with Common Buzzard, Yellow Wagtails, Marsh Harriers and Green Sandpiper so the birding was already underway. Walking to the seawall some distance past Southfleet hide enabled us to enjoy reasonable views of the six Spoonbills alongside the fleet and in addition to the expected birds such as Little Egrets, Common Terns, Avocets, Black-tailed Godwits, Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers and Mediterranean Gulls we were also treated to nine Spotted Redshanks from the Counterwall hide before making our way back to the car park and a final bonus of three Barn Owls to complete our visit. Quality!



Common Tern


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