A quick look on the flood gets us no sight of the Gull ,so it's off down to the mudflats just past the boat ramp, where a single birder already had the Gull in sight & we have our year tick, it was an easy tick but thanks Barry & nice to meet you.
A walk up the track gets us onto another Turtle Dove & then Brian gets us onto one of the Little Owls we did see 2 last week but only one this time but nice this time as a couple of ladies had joined us & they had never seen one so nice to share the excitement with them.
A quick chat to the Essex boys in the form of Harry,Stewart & Neville before we set off to Elmley.
On the way we stop off as we needed Spotted Flycatcher for a tick & we have had them in there before.
It takes us over an hour before we spot one, we watch it fly into a large tree & get to see 3 more sightings over the time spent here maybe the one bird or maybe 3 different birds.
At Elmley there are many Yellow Wagtails on show plus another sighting of a Corn Bunting along with all the Skylarks & Redshanks, lots of Lapwing & the odd Marsh Harrier.It's such a nice way to round of a day's birding when ever we come here.
|Skylark at Elmley|
|Song Thrush while looking for the Flycatcher, one of many.|