Just a quick good morning post.  Needless to say that Recent Sightings are somewhat sparse on the ground what with the reserve being closed but one or two of the locals are still safely taking their exercise along the river wall and reported some great Marsh Harrier activity out over Wennington with at least three males and four females sparring and engaging in lots of display.  Let's hope that they settle down for another successful breeeding season.

females - Andy Tweed

and one of the males

Buzzards have been up soaring and the Short-eared Owls seem to still be about while four Little Ringed Plovers were on Purfleet Scrape and the first Lapwing nests have been found.

Buzzard - Ian Plume

Short-eared Owl - Ian Plume

I am missing the place but I am sure that we have left the marsh in the capable hands of Mother Nature for the next few weeks.

Stay safe...

PS: We are checking in every couple of days and you will be pleased to know that the feeders around the centre are being topped up for te Sparrows!