Saturday, 1 January 2011


Barking Bay one of my old haunts is this years chosen Patch, and was off to a flyer today with 3 adult Bewick Swans calling flying through north having also been seen at Rainham a short while earlier, a fine female Scaup flew up-river mid morning and a very brief drake Red-breasted merganser in the bay before flying east.

A total of 52 species seen by noon was not a bad tally, and i was missing both Blue and Great tits and Greenfinch!!

red breasted merg

Other highlights were 5 Grey Plover, 8 Curlew, 30 Black tailed godwit, 2 Ringed Plover and a Common Sandpiper and a male Peregrine.

1 comment:

  1. you're not alone Paul, no sign of Greenfinch at East India Dock Basin today, a New Years Day banker in previous years