Sunday 30 December 2007

Benfleet Creek

Corn Bunting
Corn Bunting

Reed BuntingGreat Black-backed GullBrent GeeseGolden Plover

Clockwise from top left: Reed Bunting, Great Black-backed Gull, Golden Plover, Brent Geese

My favourite walk is along the sea wall between Benfleet and Leigh-on-sea. With the creek and associated saltings on the south-side and grazing marsh, scrub and drainage ditches on the other it always feels like something good will show up. Today's surprises were two Corn Buntings (I've never seen them here before), an untimely Green Sandpiper, a Kingfisher patrolling the ditches and some handsome Golden Plovers.


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