Wednesday, 20 November 2013


I think the common seals along the Pyefleet seem to know when to pose for Glyn Evans, as they always seem to put on a good show whenever he does his monthly walk along the north side of the Island. Glyn took all these photos on Monday 18th.

High tide is the best time to see the seals on the Maydays saltmarsh along the Pyefleet Channel.

Nine snow buntings were seen feeding at the Point on Monday.

There was a flock of 25 snow buntings also seen at Jaywick on Monday. Maybe part of a recent influx.

Ten snow buntings were also seen at the Point on Sunday by Tori Andrews who also managed to get some photos of the birds.

Sanderlings are usually obliging at the Point during high tide.

Several turnstone feed along the beach, often with the sanderling at the Point at high tide.

This male wigeon shows off his fine colourful plumage in the grazing fields.

The female wigeon is not quite so brightly marked as the male birds.
Several hundred wigeon have been feeding in the park grazing fields.

The black-headed gulls have always got something to say - or is it sticking its tongue out at Glyn!

Other birds noted by Glyn on Monday's walk were a single twite on a saltmarsh fence near Shop Lane, a spotted redshank on the Reeveshall pool and a merlin by the Strood.

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