The ever freshening easterly actually brought a few bits up the Thames today on the incoming tide and by the time it was nearly in we had seen four Common Scoter, three Red-breasted Mergansers and two beady eyed Goldeneye. Anyone of these species here is a good day but all three together in the same scope scan was pretty cool.
female Merganser - Andy Tweed
There was plenty else to be seen with some good counts for the day that included the 330 strong flock of Black-tailed Godwits, 14 Curlew and 19 Avocets. No sign of the Raven today after such a good showing yesterday.
Raven - Stuart Fox
Meanwhile it was Phil's chance to get out on the ranch today and he was kept busy with Andrew G out topping rank grass and thistle on Wennington before being asked to take the tractor with Ian B all the way out onto Rainham West with a trailer full of new posts for the team erecting the new fence line out. New day ... new skills.
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