Happy new year

by A warbler a day

Hi everyone.

I can report that the first bird I saw this year was a Starling. I’ve just got back from spending Christmas with my family in South Essex and during my time there I saw some great birds.

On Boxing Day at Coalhouse Fort, E Tilbury I saw:
>200 Avocet
A Marsh Harrier hunting for frogs
5 Corn Bunting

On Saturday at Gunners Park, Shoebury I saw
My first ever Long-tailed Duck, a female diving in the lake by the sea wall
A female Common Scoter also in the lake
A flock of 25 Waxwings
and a mixed flock of Sanderlings, Turnstone, Dunlin and Ringed Plover on the shoreline

All in all a very good few days!