We see our female Sparrowhawk on a regular basis as she is very adept at taking prey from around the centre feeding station but the male is little more furtive in his hunting technique and is often just seen dashing through. This makes this beautiful shot of him, taken today by Jerry Hoare even better.  What a beautiful bird!

Two Black Redstarts and the male Wheatear seen again today while there are now 341 Golden Plover out on Aveley Marsh now.  Some are absolute corkers!