Friday, 16 October 2009


A quick walk along part of the seawall beside the Pyefleet Channel on Friday 16th should've been quite warm in the sunshine but there was a chill in the northerly breeze. Not much bird life to watch in the Channel because of the high tide.

Five little egrets and a grey heron were dotted along the edge of the saltmarshes. Fifty brent geese were feeding amongst the saltmarsh as it flooded during the high tide. The only birds seen in the water of the Channel were 5 cormorants, although a few more were perched on a wreck on Pewit Island.

A rock pipit flew over the seawall and a reed bunting called near the Oyster Fishery building.

These woolly friends were enjoying the autumn sunshine in the field by the seawall. By the Shop Lane wood a handful of common darters were hunting around an ivy clump in the sunshine.

Along the East Mersea road 150 linnets perched up on some overhead wires by the Bocking Hall farm.

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