Friday, 15 March 2013

Rainham High Tide

After Bramfield i managed to be at Aveley Bay just as the last 20 foot of mud was slowly disapearing under the Thames. Lots of waders and duck all being pushed into a bigger huddle before they started taking flight with most going over my shoulder and into the reserve.
 
The Aveley Bay Mud count....
 
Easily c250+ Golden Plover: c300+ Dunlin: c25+ Redshank: 1 Curlew: 1 Rock Pipit: 6 Snipe
 
After a wander around the reserve picking up the mentioned birds as i went (along with large numbers of Snipe that seemed t be everywhere) i finally, about half way bewteen MDZ and Purfleet Scrape hide came across 4 Grey Plover as well.
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