Decided to try my luck with a falling tide, arrived at dawn, wind was a south south westerly and it was raining, hence under cover Coastguards. Even though the wind was quite strong, I was not too hopeful as a south easterly or easterly is usually better for pushing birds into the Thames.
|Coastguards at dawn looking east|
Mediterranean Gull – 2 1st winters
Great Skua – 3 in together at 7.22am, all 3 turned and went back out.
Common Scoter – 2 upriver
Swallow – 120 Essex to Kent
Meadow Pipit – 22 Essex to Kent
Brent Goose – an estimate of 360 feeding off the point
Wigeon – around 600 birds, again off the point but further out.
Commic Terns- 9 seen, too far out to identify
|Curlew crossing the Point|