Tuesday, 29 September 2015


This immature gannet was seen heading down the river Colne from Alresford Creek direction towards Mersea Island on Thursday 17th. It was photographed by Alan Reynolds from Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve. This bird was one of six reported flying up river earlier in the day towards Wivenhoe and the Hythe.

A few common terns were seen and photographed on Monday 14th by Glyn Evans during his walk along the back of the Island with Andy Field.

The last of the common terns are usually seen into the beginning of October. This one hovering over the waters of the Colne.

A juvenile common tern seen in flight.

A brightly marked male yellow wagtail also photographed by Glyn.

Most of the yellow wagtails have all gone by the end of September.

A common buzzard seen passing overhead, a more regular sight these days.

The distinctive profile of a golden plover in flight with the rounded head and short bill.

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