With the pump running through the night it left Purfleet Scrape looking very inviting this morning and almost immediately there were waders on view with three Whimbrel, Dunlin, ten Lapwing, Snipe and three Green Sandpipers on view along with several Little Egrets and Grey Herons.  Great stuff!  Eight Black-tailed Godwits were seen later on Aveley Pool and the four new Great Crested Grebe chicks are doing well.

Hopefully we can draw in some more waders over the weekend... fingers crossed!

Both Narrow Bordered Five Spot and Six Spot Burnet Moths have been seen along the river wall and for the second time this week a Marbled White butterfly was seen!

Six Spot BM (Jerry Hoare)

Narrow B5SBM.... (Chris Slade)