|Mediterranean gull, jet black head with bright red bill with black-headed gulls in the foreground|
Saturday, 24 April 2010
West Canvey Marsh
The weather could not have been better as the gates to the reserve were opened to the public for the first time. A beautiful warm sunny day attracted a stream of visitors throughout the day. Birds seen during the day included a Wheatear along the seawall, three Yellow Wagtails catching insects disturbed by the cattle. Three Lesser Whitethroat sang from the hedgerows and a Mediterranean Gull bathing in front of the far hide. Across the reserve the song of skylarks delighted the many visitors.