Stone Curlew was a nice addition to the year list, having not seen one since 2008. The rest was bread and butter stuff.
Last Sunday was a bit of a red letter day. Overnight rain and a cool northerly, I arrived in Aveley bay just after 7am (yes i had a lay in!) It was obvious that there were a group waders on the low tide line, scope up and was amazed to see 23 Knot! 4 Bar-tailed godwit, 6 Dunlin, 4 Ringed plover and a single Sanderling!!
Just beyond the waders sat a pair of Mergansers. All in the same scope, Amazing sight.
Med Gull and a good number of Arctic Terns moved up river, Whinchat on aveley marsh and Gropper reeling along the seawall topped off a great couple of hours birding - all before breakfast.
Rainham Yearlist: 118
bye bye bar-wit.....