Saturday, 23 June 2007

North Essex


Been to Colchester area today. Got to Fingringhoe for just gone 5am. Got lost as usual trying to find it.
Nothing of any note. Heard a couple of things I wasn't sure of, including what sounded like a frog from some dense scrub. Any ideas?
From there I ended up on Mersea island by mistake. It was pretty good though. High light was watching sand martins coming in and out of there nests on a sandy cliff.
Then I went on to Abberton Reservoir (saw a nice male yellow hammer singing from top of post on the way).
Not a lot going on there. Nice to see the terns feeding their young on the tern raft they've got there. Ended up hide-hopping between heavy showers. I even fell asleep in one of the hides waiting for the rain to stop.
Just as I was getting in the car to leave I heard a Turtle Dove. Here's the picture...
Maf

2 Comments:

Blogger Paul said...

Nice pic bruv. That frog sound was definitely a Chaffinch (or a frog).

24 June 2007 08:44  
Blogger Tony Morris said...

I know this is very late, so I hope you see it! You were in an area where there are many Nightingales and your description of the sound you heard is very like their alarm call.

3 September 2007 07:36  

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