Monday, 25 March 2013


After today's last Essex winter bird survey myself and Shaunboy headed to ferry lane (rainham) to have a crack at the Black Redstart's that have taken up residents on the foreshore.  It was bitterly cold, but all three birds were still showing well and were now joined by a couple of Northern Wheatears,  a single Stonechat, and a couple of Robins just to keep you on your toes!!

With few insects on the wing it seemed all the birds were feeding on sea slaters a relative of the common woodlouse.

An added bonus- we picked up 3 Kittiwakes behind a ship moving up to Dagenham dock.

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