18th April 2016

Common Buzzard, East Lea (Mark Pearson)

Common Buzzard, East Lea (Mark Pearson)

The pick of a mainly dull day with a brisk, cool north-westerly was another Marsh Harrier north-west over East Lea / North Cliff late morning, the same route taken by three more Common Buzzards (all of which were ‘non-local’ birds on photos). A pair of Little Ringed Plovers were at East Lea, as were single White and Yellow Wagtails and a Wheatear, with two of the latter also on Carr Naze. The male Redstart remained at the Dams, as did a Shelduck, four Gadwall, a Lesser Whitethroat and plenty of Phylloscs, while a Little Egret and Common Buzzard both headed north at the Gap this morning.

Marsh Harrier, East Lea (Mark Pearson)

Marsh Harrier, East Lea (Mark Pearson)

Common Buzzard, East Lea (Mark Pearson)

Common Buzzard, East Lea (Mark Pearson)