Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Wilsons Phalarope - Vange Marsh

Yesterday afternoon after seeing a tweet from Bradders, it had been confirmed that the Phal at Vange was indeed a Wilsons. Luckily i had time to spare so after gathering my gear i was en route within a few minutes.

The rain steadily got worse and it was awful by the time i arrived. After finding a couple of birders, they immediately put me on the bird - lovely stuff.

Courtesy of Lee Evans
Courtesy of Lee Evans

Courtesy of Lee Evans

Friday, 18 September 2015


I spent about an hour at the Valley last weekend on both Saturday and Sunday late afternoon. Saturday gave up a Wood Sandpiper which is a good patch tick; although there has been a few this year already, i didn't have the camera so no photos but i did hear it calling as well as it flew periodically.

Up to about 8 Green Sandpiper and 6 Snipe - all distant

Also a wander around Aveley Bay and Ferry Lane - Common Sand, Ferry Lane.