West Canvey Marsh
The sunny weather has meant the several people have been observing the birds. In the bushes there have been Goldfinch and Greenfinch. Skylarks have been singing in the air and Reed Buntings sitting up in the reeds. On the water Little Grebe, Avocet and Black-tailed Godwit have been the main birds and finally Marsh Harriers have bee see hunting over the reserve.
Bowers continues to be the most productive site. The best sighting has been a Wood Sandpiper. Reed Warblers have been flitting around in the reeds. Other birds around the reserve have been Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Whitethroat, Pied Wagtail and Yellow Wagtail. Several Little Ringed Plover have been seen wading around the water's edge.
Two insects of interest have been Scare Emerald Damselflies and Southern Migrant Dragonflies.
On the water Redshank, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper have been reported.
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