Had 3 days off work this week so i decided to hit the bay. On Wednesday had to go to lakeside with the Mrs in the afternoon so i only had a morning pass arrived about 8.30ish to find a large amount of waders on the foreshore including 50+ blackwits 30+ redshanks 3 dunlin and a curlew. On the scrub there wasn't much showing 8 or more skylarks ( 8 was the most i saw airborne at any one time) blackbirds,song thrush,robins a chiffchaff a wren and the large linnet and finch flock which now has quite a few chaffinch and greenfinch with the goldies.
friday was pretty much the same as wednesday about 50+ blackwits on the foreshore only a few redshanks quite a few teal and shelduck. Nothing showing on the scrub either, No sign of daves beardies or pauls dartford warbler.
also see francesca from the riverside centre who told me there was a seal in the bay on thursday.
Saturday there were only a few redshank on the foreshore when i got there so i spent most of the time on the scrub looking for the dartford warbler with no joy. Again there was very little showing came across another guy from ilford john he hadn't seen much either and about an hour later saw dave he had had a good look round the whole site without oming across much. Oh well there is always next week
In this last pic of a chaffinch any one have any ideas on what his little mate might be hiding behind the leaves
A ringed Yellow-legged Gull today
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