Friday, 21 October 2011

Two Tree Island

After a visit to a clients in Westcliffe i decided to pop over to Two Tree Island seeing as i was there, i had intended on doing Tylers Common on the way back so had the gear in the car.

First onto the East Island with the usual woodland & scrub birds. As i moved towards the far end i suddenly remembered a page from a few days back re large numbers of Dark Bellied Brent Geese being in the Leigh On Sea area. These would be a life tick so i hoped i would see a few from the far end.

I wasnt disapointed, there were loads, most were to far out to count but a bout 100 odd were close enough to ID easily. Numbers well over 1000 i would guess.

courtesy of www.islaynaturalhistory.blogspot.com


The other birds on the mud were 10 Curlew, few Redshank & Oystercatcher.

I moved on to the West Island sticking to the edge as i went. Once i reached the small boat yard & car park i managed to get all the way down the concrete ramp. Looking about i could see 2 Turnstone, 2 Grey Plover, 250-300 Golden Plover, 13 Ringed Plover.

courtesy of www.worldwildlifeimages.com

The View from the concrete ramp:


Lee's Local Birding

Lee's Local Birding


Other birds seen on the Island: Skylark x3, Goldfinch x5, Greenfinch, Magpie, Black Headed Gull, Little Egret x4, Starling, Coot, Cettis Warbler, Lapwing, Teal x43, Wigeon x2, Mallard x34, Carrion Crow, Dunlin x6, Great Blacked Gull x15, Common Gull x4, Herring Gull.
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