|2 rather distant Common Sandpipers|
The Gull colony is starting to come alive with many Herring and Lesser Black Backed Gulls already paired up and starting to gather moss and such like from the surrounding area. As far as I am aware this is the largest Gull breeding colony in London, I know they can be quite aggressive, even on an isolated Jetty, with me a good 100 metres away, they still get alarmed and mock dive me. Not so bad at the moment, but when they have small young, they really kick into gear. I once saw a Fox try and make it out to an adjacent Jetty, they were like confetti, all over him, it did the trick and he did a u-turn.
|Pair of Mistle Thrushes|
|Listening for worms|
2 pair of Mistle Thrushes on the Thames Water site gave some decent photo’s, pity about the light.
Again very little activity, best of the lot were 9 Curlew on the mud and good to hear 2 Skylarks singing sporadically, game little birds although having a hard time of it fighting the wind.
|4 White Fronted Geese|
|2 adults on left - Greylag extreme left|