Wednesday, 6 June 2018


A firecrest was discovered in the Firs Chase garden on Sunday 3rd, where it was heard singing from the same cedar tree while a red squirrel was on the nearby nut feeder. The firecrest was found in neighbouring gardens in Firs Chase on Monday 4th where Andy Field managed to snap a photo of it.

A hobby was seen by Andy flying over Firs Chase on Monday morning and later 10 swifts, 6 swallows and 2 house martins were seen flying high over the back garden. A little tern was seen from the Hard by Andy and Martin Cock on Monday.
Birds seen during a walk along the Strood seawall on Monday included 6 common terns, 6 yellow wagtails, corn bunting, sedge warbler, reed bunting, two pairs of oystercatcher, one redshank, two pairs of shelduck and 3 pochard. A cuckoo was heard calling from near Ray Island.

At East Mersea the brent goose and a pied-starling showing whitish wings and tail were seen on the saltmarsh near the Point by Martin and Andy.

A male linnet photographed by Andy near the Oyster Fishery on Thursday 31st. The Cetti's warbler was singing in this area too.

A male blackcap seen singing by Andy in the Shop Lane area.

Also a young long-tailed tit in the Shop Lane area photographed by Andy.

A robberfly photographed by Andy at the country park on Monday.

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