The birds don’t seem to mind all this work going on and are largely undisturbed by it anyway. On the seaward side, Shelduck were counted at around 120 birds. lapwing about 450 and dark-bellied Brent Geese 240. Dunlin 135, Black-tailed Godwit 35, Ringed Plovers 20+. On the land a flock of 20 Skylark were of note as well as a pair of Stonechat in the Wild Bird Cover. This area by the car park also had a pair of Marsh Harriers but no Hen Harriers.
|It’s going to be amazing one day.|
|The light was shit as you can see.|
|Should have bought my watercolours|
|Borrowdyke and Tollesbury Wick Marshes|
|Looking across the Blackwater towards Bradwell Power Station|
|View from the hide|
Overall, the match was a draw. Wallasea is playing catch up in my opinion but it will very soon be the top reserve in Essex and it won't be long in coming.