Tuesday 7 April 2020


A big pinkish Moon early this morning.
An Avocet swimming in the middle of the river before flying north, upriver, was today's highlight from the back garden. Also today - Osprey (upriver carrying fish at 0707), 30+ Sandwich Tern, just 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Canada Goose, 17+ Black-headed Gull, 5 Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 singing male Blackcap, 2+ Sparrowhawk, 1 Mallard, 15+ Common Gull, 1 Linnet, c25+ Cattle Egret, 1 Stock Dove, 5 Whimbrel, 2+ Shag, 60+ Curlew and c80+ Oystercatcher.

A dreadful photo of this morning's Avocet that swam in to my scope-view as I was watching Red-breasted Mergansers.



  1. Just been looking at the full moon over the back garden this evening. Pretty impressive with the bins.

    Been lucky with Peregrine locally-including over the garden. Have managed 5 species of raptor within a short walk with Red Kite the most regular.

    Frustrating not able to get out farther with the lockdown but time to appreciate the truly local.

    Stay safe + keep on with the posts!

  2. Hi Neil - yep, don't have to go distances to see wildlife. Feel lucky to have a hobby that doesn't have to stop with lockdown. Many thanks for your comment as always. Good to hear from you and stay safe. All the best. Matt