Last week was rather different in that I went to Essex to see friends and do some bird watching. We decided on Fingringhoe Wick. Although the weather has been pretty ropey recently, we actually had a good day with sunshine and only one short shower of rain.
There were spectacular numbers of curlew, redshank, avocet and dunlin moving in on the tide. Black-throated and red-throated divers were feeding in the River Colne at high tide. Marsh harriers reminding me of the North Kent Marshes.
The star of the show however was a bittern, which was brilliantly camouflaged on the far side of the lake. I did manage to take some rather bad photographs and I have indicated the bird on the shot below – just in case you don’t believe there is a bittern there!