What a glorious start to the day....  thick frost, no wind, red sky, singing thrushes and a Great White Egret that flew through the carpark of off over the Thames towards Dartford Marsh at 7.30...

Trails are still waterlogged and Wellies are essential if you wish to complete a full circuit with dry feet but it feels like it will be a good day out on the reserve. The Lapwings are already being spooked by the Marsh Harrier and we have both Barnacle Goose and Avocet sitting out on Purfleet Scrape. Yesterday a second winter Caspian Gull was seen out on Wennington and I suspect there may be the opportunity for more gulling today...

A lovely Pintail by Russ Sherriff

So wrap up, stick those Wellies on and see you all in a while.....

12-1-14

 

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