Tuesday, 10 April 2018


A male ring ouzel was found at Coopers Beach on Sunday 8th by Michael Thorley who managed to grab a picture of it before it flew north-west from the caravan site.

Later in the day a short-eared owl was seen by Michael from the top of the East Mersea church tower, flying over the Rewsall marshes.
A wheatear was found and photographed by Michael at Coopers Beach, early on Monday 9th.

This is the first wheatear this spring reported on the Island.

The wheatear seen near the beach at Coopers on Monday.

Also in the same area, a sedge warbler, greenshank and common snipe seen on Rewsalls Marshes on Monday by Andy Field.

Birds of note along the north side of the island seen by Martin Cock on Sunday included 3 common buzzards, marsh harrier and six yellowhammers. Three siskins were back on his West Mersea garden feeder over the weekend. 

Three swallows were flying over the reservoirs by the Strood Hill early evening on Monday 9th.

No comments: