Monday 8 December 2008

Essex (Mistley Quay & The Walls) – 7th December 2008

A great clear frosty morning this Sunday and we headed to Mistley Quay. Here the impact of the winter vistor was noticeable, in the estuary there were Shag, Great Northern Diver, several Black-necked Grebes, Pintails, Golden-eyes and Common Gull to note but a few.
Feeding off the walls were Whooper Swan, numerous Canada Geese and Mute Swans.
Life bird count: 376 Year bird count: 265 Month bird count: 47