Got absolutely soaked to the bone yesterday morning in abysmal conditions, but was completely worth it seeing Essex first record of Parrot Crossbill and a new species for me in the UK to.
A presumed family party included both adults and two juvs showing extremely well, bizarrely in two small conifers besides the seaside !
Below is a fine shot from Blowmonkey who went later in the day in better conditions, my camera is still drying out.
Saturday had a brief look in mucking bay producing a Sabs gull flying out river, two each of Little gull and Arctic Tern alongside a single Gannet.
East Tilbury held two each of Little stint and Curlew sandpiper 100yds past the water tower.