A wet and cold morning out on the The North Kent Marshes with Finn and his Dad litter-picking' it's his 4th consecutive Saturday, this time they collected 4 bags of rubbish, so well done to them.
It also gave me a chance to speak with the contractors out there repairing the Cliffe Creek seawall breach which happened during Wednesdays exceptional tide. This allowed several feet of salt water to flood onto the reserve, which is not good of course.
There are still good numbers of waterfowl out there and at least two Bewicks' Swans are still there and it has been up to 14 at times. Golden Plovers are in their hundreds as are Lapwings.
As far as Northward Hill is concerned Brambling have been showing well this week, although I have to admit I didn't see any this morning