Thursday, 13 November 2014

Wilds of essex

On sunday a superday out with my local RSPB group to Tollesbury Wick on the coast of essex around the car park a nice Jay was showing well then walked up to the coastal wall where big flocks of Geese were flying in mainly Brent Geese then as we walked up we had some nice views of a Kingfisher and a few Little Egret on the shoreline with Skylarks singing around us. Further on we caught a view of a big wader group trying to keep dry as the tide was coming in with Grey Plovers, Gloden Plovers, Redshanks, Dunlins, Turnstone, Oystercatchers and Sanderlings in this group before the Golden Plovers moved onto into a nearby field a super spectacle.

On the Blackwater we had some views of Wigeon and Teal in the sunlight and were enough to find three Slavonian Grebes out in the water along with some Great Crested Grebes and a few shelducks. While the tide was coming in we managed to spot a Barn Owl hunting in the nearby field so had a few nice views of one of favourite british birds.

Waders Massing
Golden Plovers
Brent Goose
Ship out in the harbour
Then ended the day with a brief stop at the Causeway at Abberton Reservoir with the sight of Hundreds of starlings coming into roost a beautiful sight.

Sunset over the water
Starling sunset
Starlings in the tree

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