Monday, 25 June 2007

Sand Martin and Skylark

More birds from Saturday's trip

Saturday, 23 June 2007

North Essex

Been to Colchester area today. Got to Fingringhoe for just gone 5am. Got lost as usual trying to find it.
Nothing of any note. Heard a couple of things I wasn't sure of, including what sounded like a frog from some dense scrub. Any ideas?
From there I ended up on Mersea island by mistake. It was pretty good though. High light was watching sand martins coming in and out of there nests on a sandy cliff.
Then I went on to Abberton Reservoir (saw a nice male yellow hammer singing from top of post on the way).
Not a lot going on there. Nice to see the terns feeding their young on the tern raft they've got there. Ended up hide-hopping between heavy showers. I even fell asleep in one of the hides waiting for the rain to stop.
Just as I was getting in the car to leave I heard a Turtle Dove. Here's the picture...

Friday, 15 June 2007

Little Ringed Plover

Little Ringed Plover, WWT London Wetland Centre

Thursday, 14 June 2007

How about something like this?

What do you think? I reckon a hand rendered version of something like this could be good.
Could even put the shape of the Thames in the background?


Well spotted.
I googled some inspiration for our design.
Spot the odd badge out. Thought you'd appreciate it.

Mediterranean Gull

Alright Bruv, I caught this Med Gull on the Wat Tyler webcam.

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

early stages

Reed Bunting, Rainham Marshes