Another day on the Isle of Grain but this time in the company of John Tilbrook (JET) checking out the wader haunts and looking for that July rarity. A very enjoyable walk/stumble with good views of the waders and ducks as well as some cracking Damsels and distant views of the 'marauding cows', 'fortunately'
Birds counts today of note were
Ruff 2 'still'
Wigeon 1 still present
Little Egret 20+
Blackwits 100+ distantly at Yantlett creekThis stunning Peacock was seen on the way back
Lestes dryas or Scarce Emerald Damselfly, at one time rare in the UK the population in the ditch system here must be huge as they were easily seen in large numbers though difficult to photograph due to the wind.Mystery bird Photo 1 . Any ideas??
Johns' prowess at dealing with the 'Stoke' footpath system and user unfriendly stiles and fencing proved a bit too much to handle. Fortunately his banana was safe in the car, unscathed from the mornings events.