It's a rough old night and my hopes are high for the morning... which often means an empty notebook and two wet feet but we'll see.
I haven't blogged within the last week because as I haven't really seen much to blog about - which speaks volume about the three Cattle Egret I saw on Bridge Marsh midday on Wednesday. Just shows how time's have changed, it looks like we are going to have some wintering on the Axe again this year. The lingering Greylag Goose is still around too, although I must just stress just because I've put this species in the same paragraph as Cattle Egret I am in no way saying Cattle Egrets will ever stoop to Greylag-level in Axe rarity stakes.
There's been excellent numbers of large gulls on the Estuary lately, but I haven't managed to pull anything decent out from then. Common Gull numbers are increasing by the day however, and there continues to be a handful of Med Gulls about too. The only snippet of interest from the sea were two male Common Scoters settled close in on Thursday...
|Shame the light was poor, but you can see how close they were|