Hi everyone,

As I'm sure many of you will know, Oare Marshes located on the banks of the Swale estuary in Kent is a fantastic nature reserve that's absolutely packed with birds. On my last visit, I saw over 20 species of bird in the space of an hour and a half, including Avocets, over 50 Black Tailed Godwits, Common Sandpiper, Reed Bunting, Hobby, a pair of Marsh Harriers and much more. In fact on the day I visited, a Bluethroat had been seen and stayed for most of the morning, but with my luck I missed it!

I just wanted too let people know about this fantastic place, because I've seen a lot of posts recently relating to Elmley Marshes on the Isle Of Sheppey, and I think that Oare is often overlooked. If any of you visit I'm sure you'll have a great day and see a whole host of great birds. I've also attached a hyperlink to the Kent Ornithological Society latest sightings web page.

Regards WW