Saturday, 16 April 2011

Two Tree Island, Essex then Tyttenhanger Gravel Pits

An early morning visit to Two Tree Island Nature Reserve, near Leigh on Sea with Brendan G.
Excellent views of Grasshopper Warbler "reeling" we also heard one other. Good views of singing Nightingale and at least 5 others heard.  Also seen were Cuckoo, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Wheatear, 10+ Oystercatcher, 40+ Curlew, 2 Swallow, We did not see the recently reported Night Heron. We left about 10:00. About 11:00 the Night Heron was seen again. Oh well **it happens!

Midday at Tyttenhanger; 4 Buzzard, Red Kite, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Redshank, 5 Common Tern, 4 Oystercatcher, Little Ringed Plover, c10 Sand Martin, Wheatear, Linnet.
sh4rpy, Brendan G

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