20th April 2015
After a superb morning at Rainham Marshes it is time to move on to Thurrock Thameside, one of the new Essex Wildlife Trust reserves. The last time I came here was to photograph the Dartford Warbler, which seemed to be very much at home in this superb habitat.
The site was fairly quiet apart from good numbers of Meadow Pipits and Sky Larks, not surprisingly really bearing mind it is a massive area of grassland. I did manage to get just one image of a pipit on the ground, but most were perched up on their favourite sprig of Bramble keeping watch over their territory.
Most of the Sky Larks were staying well-hidden in the long grass until launching themselves into a song flight, but luckily this bird was content to feed on the ground right next to the car park.
Well, what a fantastic day at Rainham Marshes during the morning and now this new reserve at Thurrock Thameside. Time I think to go in search of some Ring Ouzels so Watch This Space!!