Friday, 31 January 2014

Southend Pier

Spent most of today at the end of Southend Pier. A good number of Guillemots, with one particularly close. A few unidentified distant Divers, while one Red-throated flew east close to the pier head and a Great Northern flew west. A Slavonian Grebe was a nice find and reasonably close for 10 minutes, before it flew off south across the river. Kittiwakes easily outnumbered Mediterranean Gulls, but the Meds were actually on or over the pier. A Shag flew in from Shoebury direction and actually landed under the pier out of sight!

Guillemot shoeing well

Guillemot showing well

Kittiwake this one was close!
Mediterranean Gull

Black-headed Gull

Sanderling along the foreshore