Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Hoorah! The sun is out, I took opportunity of this rare occurrence to walk the dog along Canvey seafront. We walked from the coastguards lookout/cafe to the point. Yesterday 20+ Little Gulls had been present off the point, but no sign this morning. I counted seven Mediterranean Gulls during the walk.
Mediterranean Gull
We were two hours away from high tide, and there were numerous flocks of waders moving west as their feeding areas disappeared beneath the surf. Flocks included Redshank, Curlew, Turnstone, Dunlin and Grey Plover.

Redshank

As well as the waders there were groups of Brent Geese also moving west. The Black-headed Gull below was feeding close to the seawall.

Black-headed Gull

Black-headed Gull