Other birds seen during Monday's walk along the Strood seawall included two marsh harriers, two common buzzards over the Peldon side, kestrel hovering over the weedy field, ten reed buntings and Mediterranean gull near Strood Hill. Along the Channel as the tide came in were 400 brent geese, 100 wigeon, 100 teal, 300+ redshank and six little egrets.
A woodcock flew low over Andy Field's garden in High St North on Monday afternoon
Two Canada geese flying up channel towards the Pyefleet on Sunday, isn't a species often noted along here.
A marsh harrier hunting low over the Strood fields flushed a number of birds including a green sandpiper hiding in a ditch.
Small birds noted were ten reed buntings, a singing corn bunting, rock pipit and 20 linnets.
At East Mersea a Cetti's warbler showed itself to Andy Field by the dyke near the Oyster Fishery on Sunday.
A pair of Mediterranean gulls flew over the Hard calling on Saturday 11th and a corn bunting was singing along Chapmans Lane that morning.
Two small tortoiseshells were seen along the Strood seawall on both Sunday and Monday.
One red squirrel was seen running along the branches and crossing high over Firs Chase whilst I walked beneath mid-morning, although this one didn't stop off at the feeder.