My son Barnaby and I took the opportunity to visit Oare Marshes on the 6th and 7th of November.As we arrived I was able to film the masses of starlings as they flocked for roosting, it was fantastic to see them. We camped in the van overnight on the 6th ready for first light in the morning.
We settled down for a cold night, and it turned out that we had chosen the first night to have frost upon the ground in the morning.
After surviving the night Barnaby was less than happy to get up at 5am, though his choices were extremely limited on this occassion.
The morning was more than I had hoped for. Many Golden and Green Plovers were over the East Flood as we watched the sunrise. We enjoyed a coffee and later breakfast as the red sky turned to orange, then yellow to pale blue. Teal, Shoveler, Mallard, Egret, Snipe were just a few of the many species that could be seen.
We had a great day and took many reference photos, which I am still sorting through!
Golden Plovers on the East Flood.
Lapwing coming into land, on the East Floo